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   Re: [xml-dev] ISO and the Standards Golden Hammer (was Re: [xml-dev]You

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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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