Standards Words

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| So, it is a document, a written description, not an embodiment in the form of
| a product, that is standardized. Its aims are the "achievement of optimum
| degree of order" and "promotion of optimum community benefits", and it is
| achieved through consensus and consolidation.


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| ...we should take the lead in establishing a common
| approach to UI and to interoperability (of which OLE is only a part). Our
| efforts to date are focussed too much on our own apps, and only incidentally
| on the rest of the industry. We want to own these standards, so we should
| not participate in standards groups. Rather, we should call 'to me' to the
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| industry and set a standard that works now and is for everyone's
| benefit. We are large enough that this can work...

-- Microsoft, internal memo