Squaring the Open Source/Open Standards Circle

Consortiuminfo.org – The Free Standards Group: Squaring the Open Source/Open Standards Circle:

In the other direction, standards bodies need to recognize that open source development is fundamentally different than traditional software development.

When working with the open source community, participation and buy-in are critical—you can’t just declare something to be so and expect the open source community to just follow suit—as is the ability to move quickly. For the FSG’s part, we understand all of this very well—after all, we grew out of the open source community—but it’s an observation other standards efforts would do well to keep in mind as open source and open standards increasingly intersect.