Is this not just a granularity thing?

For example, every country has its own standards. Japan has
JIS and if you intend to export any goods to the country, you
might have to comply with it. Would you just say
that it is proprietary and ignore?

If Microsoft is big enough so that it can stand on its own
software economic entity - i.e. selling and buying software
components among their own development groups - they
need to set up their own standards, and I would respect it
as standards. It is simply they are not recognized as ISO

----- Original Message -----
From: Jacob Sparre Andersen <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2000 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: Standards

> Richard:
> If you call proprietary "standards" standards, then anything
> is a standard. It simply devaluates the word into
> nothingness.
> Jacob (somewhat annoyed)
> --
> "simply because no one had discovered a cure for the universe as a
>  whole - or rather the only one that did exist had been abolished"