Friday, July 18, 2008

SETTING STANDARD PROCESSES IN FOSS How These Standards are Form or Created?

There are many Standard setting organizations in the world wherein they tend to set standard and recommendation on what standards should be applied by people. Many organizations can have their own specification but to be internationally recognized, it should be adopted by an SSO (Standard Setting Organization). Examples of the most recognized organizations are Standardization (ISO), International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Standard-Setting Processes

When creating standard it is not just presented to an SSO and then be automatically accepted. But then, it practices many processes that are performed by many Standard Setting Organization.

  • De Jure standard

Because of the need of standard mostly at work, a standard is being proposed by any members of the organization. During this procedure many modification will be adhere to satisfy the needs of the people. This kind of standard setting procedure takes a long time that somehow the IT industry tend to create and adopt their own set of standard without the permission of any standard as internationally recognized. Wherein the de facto standard comes forth

  • De Facto standard

Because of the rapid transition of technological advancement in the It industry, many organization created product that became widely accepted that it somehow become a standard though without the authorization of any standard organization. The main advantage of using a de facto standard is that one is assured of its usage because of its widespread acceptance. But due to this, the vendors somehow take in the standard to futher its development and could result to vendor lock-in.

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