March 05, 2003

When is a Standard not a Standard?

Here's an in-joke with the veterans of the standardization industry:

Question: When is a Standard not a Standard?

Answer: When it's a proprietary Specification published on the Internet.

We don't see many of those flying about at the moment, do we? ;-)

Entry categories: Standards
Posted by Jorgen Thelin at March 5, 2003 11:42 AM - [PermaLink]
 
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