No one person, group, team, company, or co-op can meaningfully improve the sorry state of software if governments won't at least mandate the following:

- Interoperable communication
- Standardized data formats
- Self-serve data import/export

...and that's just scratching the surface.

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@victoria I've raised a couple of these points in the past and I've always gotten push back at the idea of a government body to mandate a standard.

It doesn't matter that that happens in other industries for years. My example is always gas pumps, and (I think) EV charging connectors. If that didn't occur people would have to use specific gas stations to get gas.

Thanks for putting this out there. I no longer feel alone about standards.

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