A common thread in my interactions with standards bodies (W3C & IDPF, mainly) is that most of the participants (esp. those who are do it as their day job) rarely take incentives into account.
1. Is it technically feasible?
2. Is it economically feasible?
3. Does anybody have the incentives to actually implement it?
Most standards people stop at 1. A few stop at 2. A tiny tiny minority goes all the way and realises that without an incentive to implement, the standard will never matter.
A classic example is pretty much any of the many problems in the EPUB ecosystem. No matter which problem you choose, you won't find anybody in a position to affect it that has an incentive to fix it. The money just isn't there in publishing.
This is why complex standardised solutions to problems that affect regular users but don't really affect corporations are less likely to be adopted and implemented in a usable manner than a solution that ties directly into the incentives of a company.
@sazius pump.io the protocol? If it's better, sure!
But the way Evan handled it with identi.ca was shitty.
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