A very interesting conversation on the merits of top-down vs bottom-up standardization ”on the web”. Somehow IETF is considered big and slow and in the way. And a Microsoft employee argues the IETF route wanting to ban ”standards” produced by ”Google emplyees in their spare time”.
Steve’s post only hints at what and why and how is at stake, please listen to his Gillmor gang conversation for the lowdown on how OAuth, OpenSocial and other useful standards make it or don’t make it into widespred and accepted use by large and small web entities. What’s your take on this Paf?