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Stuart Castle Silver badge

Re: Industry Standards

RE: I think the writer of the above does not understand industry standards. Industry standards are not whatever is most widely used. Industry standards are data layouts and protocols for interoperation so that there is as little lock in as possible.

Actually, no. While it is important to have defined standards and protocols to ensure that equipment from different manufacturers works together, Industry Standard in this context means what the Industry uses.

For instance, in media, arguably the standard video editing software packages are Apple's Final Cut, Adobe's Premiere Pro and Avid's Media Composer. These are industry standards.

Arguably, for a long time, Internet Explorer was an industry standard, despite it actually working against the agreed web standards.. This was purely because of the amount of users..

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