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DSL Advances by Peter J. Silverman, John M. Cioffi, Massimo Sorbara, Thomas Starr

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17.12. The Value of Standards and Participation in Their Development

Each version of DSL was nurtured and defined in an innovation incubator: standards committees. Members of the standards committees know that the standards process accomplishes much more than just writing the standard. Some managers fail to understand the value of sending top members of their technical staff to frequent standards meetings. Trying to explain the creative synergy and learning opportunities gained from participating in the standards process can be rather like trying to explain why a rose is beautiful. It is hard to explain the obvious; standards set the future course of the industry.

Standardization enables the provision of interoperable elements and systems from ...

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