Possible Model for Nanotech: Open Source Standards

from the please-no-chatting-committees dept.
If we want standards that actually work in new areas such as nanotech, we can't rely on committees chatting. GinaMiller points out an article in EE Times describing the aggressive movement of open source into a new area. Proponents of open source have formed their own new industry organization, describing the old proprietary ways as resulting in "mess" and "despair". Those favoring the old ways claim they use "dignified standards bodies that have gone about their business on an appropriate time schedule" (emphasis added). But new technologies aren't developed on an "appropriate" time schedule–they come much faster.

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