October 19, 2005

The Pitfalls and Perks of Adopting a New Standard

Anonymous Reader writes "Whether a standard will succeed and be widely adopted is ambiguous at first, regardless of who endorses it -- a major player or a fringe element. So if most people don’t like to welcome the new guy, why would they put all their eggs in a standards basket when that basket might not exist tomorrow? Join Peter Seebach as he shows the potential advantages/disadvantages of adopting a standard before it becomes one."

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