The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose
If you ever wondered what group of morons decided things should
work “this way”, the odds are good that it was some
standards committee. Here are some of the web sites where you can
look for standards you need to figure out how things work:
freedesktop The freedesktop standards are
almost always where things I find irritating are defined. This is
the number one site to visit for intelligence gathering on the
enemy :-). I've often considered building the potksedeerf
linux distro which wouldn't follow any freedesktop standard.
Search freedesktop with google.
The The Internet Engineering Task Force is where you will find
all the details of virtually all the network protocols used to
talk to servers. You want to talk to an IMAP mail server? The
IETF is the place to start, etc.
Search IETF with google.
Linux Foundation is an umbrella organization that
includes several groups such as LSB (Linux Standard Base)
Search The Linux Foundation with google.
where all the radical changes to X11 that make your life
miserable originate. If the newest linux release broke your video
card, the blame lies here :-).
Search X.Org with google.
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