This is taken from slide 21 of Ecma’s “Standards @ Internet Speed” presentation (22 June 2007 version) which you can download here. It appears to be a sales pitch.
I’ve joked about the Ecma process before, but I never thought I’d see it written out officially like this. Standards are made available “on time”? Minimize the “risk” of changes? I thought the whole purpose of technical review was to find the problems and fix them? As always, the man who pays the piper calls the tune.
(Also, you gotta love the “wink and nod” approach to patents on slide 16, where they can pretend a problem doesn’t exist if one member disputes that a patent is essential to implement the standard.)
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