ECMA

East Coast Music Awards (http://www.ecma.com ).

European Computer Manufacturer Association (http://www.ecma.ch ). Known for its standardisation of JavaScript as "ECMAScript" and lately for the standardization effort for .NET.

The ECMA is often approached for standardization by companies like Microsoft or Sun, because its processes are faster and less rigorous than those of ISO or ANSI. This can have both upsides (ISO is s...l...o...w...) and downsides (disasters like PL/I[1 ] can get through!)


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