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Re: Merging Net/Free/Open-BSD together against Linux
> : > In my experience in the hardware domain, standards favour widespread
> : > adoption but stifle innovation.
> : You mean like FTP, SMTP, HTTP, HTMP, and MIME "stifle innovation"?
> : Or do you mean like ELF, DWARF, NROFF, and SGML "stifle innovation"?
> ``Standards are such wonderful things -- there are so many of them to
> choose from!''
Rather than unattributed quotes of Andrew Tannenbaum, could you be
specific about why you feel that convergence on these particular
standards is a bad thing, and cite alternative standards for each,
with the restriction that there has to be a public reference
implementation available for it to qualify as a standard?
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.