1988 Computer Standards Evolution: Impact and Imperatives (1988)
Washington, DC, USA
March 21, 1988 to March 23, 1988
C.F. Cargill , Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, MA, USA
Standards are examined from a business perspective, using as a central theme the proposition that standards are primarily a marketing tool. The rationale for this belief is examined, a standard development methodology is proposed which more accurately reflects the business-basis of standards than does the rule-based process presently used by standards developing organizations (SDOs). The intent is not to replace the current structure of standards in the US, but rather to provide a larger context for standards developers.<
C. Cargill, "A modest proposal for business based standards," 1988 Computer Standards Evolution: Impact and Imperatives(CSTAND), Washington, DC, USA, , pp. 60-64.