• standards, twice the same column name

    From John Levine@21:1/5 to All on Fri Sep 10 01:12:46 2021
    According to DFS <nospam@dfs.com>:
    ANSI funds itself by selling copies of standards so I wouldn't waste my time.

    What does ANSI.org do to justify such exorbitant prices? Nothing as far
    as I can tell.

    Most if not all the standards writers are employed in occupations where
    they develop the expertise to write the standards. So they're already paid.

    There is a lot of clerical and editorial work involved. BTDT.

    The IETF gives away its standards for free, but only because the Internet Society makes enough from .ORG to give it a $6 million/year subsidy.

    John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
    Please consider the environment before reading this e-mail. https://jl.ly

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