What is the definition of "standards"?
jpetso at gmx.at
Mon Dec 1 11:09:18 PST 2008
On Monday, 1. December 2008, Joe Krahn wrote:
> The first definition of standards at dictionary.com is:
> "something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis
> of comparison; an approved model."
That's exactly the issue:
Some fd.o specs are generally agreed upon, while others are more like
proposals without cross-desktop implementation or even general consent.
Plus fd.o is not an authority, it's merely a platform to discuss and host stuff
that should (if all goes well) be shared across desktops.
Although, didn't someone propose a distinction between specifications that have
generally been agreed upon, and specifications that have not?
Anyways, that was the reasoning afaict. Wishes,
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