Open Standards - The Better Way

There has been a lot of traction lately on the topic of the PSR “PHP Framework Interoperability Group”. They are introducing two new proposed standards: PSR-1and PSR-2, both dealing with code formatting standards. Actually, calling them proposed is a bit of a short-fall, since they both already have enough votes to be approved. I have read both, and actually agree and think they are quite good.

However, there’s a deeper problem. Open Standards is something that the internet was built upon. From HTTP, E-Mail and HTML to ECMA Script (JavaScript), OAuth and JSON, open standards are everywhere. The problem with the entire PSR process is that it is not designed to produce open standards.