Re: Beyond GEDCOM

Wes Groleau <groleau+news@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Power-Post 2K wrote:
Since GEDCOM is essentially propritary, has anyone ever thouht of
creating an ANSI standard for the exchange of genealogical
information? That would seem to be the way to go.

Lots of people have thought of it.

But GEDCOM really isn't bad enough for everybody to want
something new that won't work with all the dozens of current

And developing ANSI standards is an expensive and time-consuming process
which those with only a casual interest will be willing to undertake.
It's hard to enough to get people to participate in standards-making
operations when large corporations have vested interests in the subject.