Have a look at the ongoing battles between MPEG4 and Ogg for the
browser video space. I don't know of your second criteria for b),
however - not many people are using Ogg (yet)
On 13-Jul-09, at 12:22 PM, Walter Lewis wrote:
> Are there any blindingly obvious examples of instances where
> a) a standards group produced a standard published by a body
> which charged for access to it
> b) a alternative standards groups produced a competing standard
> that was openly accessible
> and the work of group a) was rendered totally irrelevant because
> most non-commercial work ignored it in favour of b).
> My instinct is to quote the battle between OSI (ISO) and TCP/IP
> (IETF RFCs). Does that strike others as appropriate?
> Any examples closer to the library world?
> Walter Lewis