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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [ATTENTION PLEASE] standards process

From: Andrew Suffield
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [ATTENTION PLEASE] standards process
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 19:11:24 +0100
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On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 11:00:38AM -0700, Tom Lord wrote:
> I do not propose to implement it literally but, can I get some (quick,
> not prolonged) feedback on the idea of adopting the general idea of:
> as the procedure for managing Arch standards documents?

Call things by their real names please; the word is
"specification". There are two definitions of "standard":

(a) Something which everybody currently does
(b) Political-economic arm-twisting by self-appointed committees

Neither of which are particularly useful things, despite the best
efforts of a number of publicity campaigns to persuade people

"Standard" is the antonym of "innovative".

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