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?