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> The seven-layer stack is joint ISO/ITU-T thing, and the ITU-T has done
> OK in telecoms - V.* modems, I.* ISDN stuff, and G.* ADSL stuff are all
> pretty de-facto these days...
That's classic telco; hardware (or at least call switching) stuff mainly.
> Perhaps if national governments mandated that all software sold in that
> country had to comply with existing data format / protocol / API
> standards, where possible... :-)
The US tried that; it was called GOSIP, the Government OSI Procurement
plan. It failed.
Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
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