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Re: [ontolog-forum] Please thread the discussion

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2007 13:34:24 -0500
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Since this thread has turned to the question of what makes
a standard successful, I'll mention the "law of standards",
which I formulated in 1991:    (01)

    Whenever a major organization develops a new system as an
    official standard for X, the primary result is the widespread
    adoption of some simpler system as a de facto standard for X.    (02)

Following is the original justification for this proposed law:    (03)

    http://www-ksl.stanford.edu/email-archives/srkb.messages/24.html    (04)

And following is some later commentary    (05)

    The Law of Standards    (06)

John Sowa    (07)

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