PWG> The Printer Working Group as its own standards body

PWG> The Printer Working Group as its own standards body

PWG> The Printer Working Group as its own standards body

Scott Isaacson SISAACSON at novell.com
Fri Aug 22 10:52:36 EDT 1997


I would like to publicly agree with Jay's comments below:


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>>> JK Martin <jkm at underscore.com> 08/20 12:53 PM >>>
> Regarding the "respectability" of a standard, the marketplace is the
> sole judge for whether a standard is "real" or not.  Some people seem
> to forget that neither HP PCL nor Adobe PostScript is a sanctioned
> standard...yet those standards pervade our industry to the point of
> becoming veritable household terms.  (Congrats to HP and Adobe. ;-)


No standard with win or loose just becuase it has the stamp of some
organization or not.  It must stand on its own.  It must be viable, useful,
timely, 
simple, etc.


> Therefore, I would propose that the PWG start using the IETF-based
> Informational RFC mechanism for publishing standards in the future,
> at least until we start publishing standards under the PWG banner itself.


Yes, use Informational RFCs.  They are bound to have a wider audience
than the PWG ftp server posted docs, and if they described "standards"
that are simple, useful, viable, etc, they will be widely accepted and
endorsed.


Scott




                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                            
                      



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