Standards are Great, but Standardisation is a Really Bad Idea

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A presentation for QCon London 2009 http://lanyrd.com/2009/qconlondon/sfmpt/

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Standards are Great, but Standardisation is a Really Bad Idea

  1. 1. @psd
  2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ppdigital/2058130092/
  3. 3. 35
  4. 4. Meritocracy or Group Think?
  5. 5. Block Votinghttp://broadcast.oreilly.com/2009/03/concentration-at-the-odf-tc.html
  6. 6. STV
  7. 7. Specifications
  8. 8. normative, non- normative
  9. 9. Junk DNA
  10. 10. Agile
  11. 11. Itch DrivenDevelopment
  12. 12. Freedom to Fork
  13. 13. Standeace• Open Source Implementations• Test Suites• Wiki Driven Documentation• Small, Lightweight Specifications• Open Licensing *
  14. 14. Standardsare Agreements
  15. 15. Standardsare Communication
  16. 16. Design by Committee Esperanto
  17. 17. Build Something Build a CommunityObserve, Edit, Dont Dictate

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