ISO, W3C, OOXML/ODF: How do tech standards impact you?
July 30, 2009 12:17 AM Subscribe
What's your stake in international tech standards and OOXML?(I'm working up a thesis and I could use some input from the computer literate world)
posted by trcook to Technology (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, so I'm getting set to do my masters thesis in Public Administration, and I've decided to write about the wonderful world of international standardization-- mostly ICT(read: tech) standards (eg. HTML5, CSS3, domain naming/registering rules via ICANN, OOXML, ODF, PDF, anything from IEC ISO IEEE JTC1, etc.)
One area that I am exploring is output legitimacy in the standardization process. I have a pretty good theory, but I need some ideas about where to investigate for evidence...
This is where you come in. If you feel inclined, shout out about any of the following:
Why are standards important(to you)?
How have ICT standards impacted you/your job?
Are there International standards you have resisted implementing at your job or on a project? why?
Any first-hand accounts of political manipulation of the standards development process.
What's your take on the OOXML/ODF controversy? How will it impact you/your work? What long-term effects do you think the controversy will be?
Much thanks all,