BSIT220: Week 2 Posting - Are too many standards organizations attempting to regulate the networking field?

 I do not believe there are too many standards organizations since they tend to cover different technology areas, and when they do overlap, they sometimes provide competing ideas and opinions a forum for public discourse. I think it would be a very bad idea to allow governmental or larger international bodies to regulate standards as I believe this would stifle growth and innovation. The current organizations seem to be able to self-regulate and when competing standards arise, free and open competition ensure that the most popular product wins.