Tuesday Sep 23, 2008

IBM and Standards on Standards


The NY Times reported on an IBM effort to "(increase) standards transparency, fairness and quality". Check out the Standards Page@IBM and the Standards For Standards document.

The news was also reported at CNet, SlashDot and Groklaw, and several mention the recent FastTrack vote on OOXML (and at least one also mentions the WS-I). My kudos to IBM, I think this is a good move.

Incidentally, the JCP is also trying to improve transparency in general, and several of us are trying to contribute to that where we can. Baby Steps; eventually we will get there...