Following up on the announcements of the standards group being formed and meeting at this year's php|tek conference, Keith Casey has posted some of how own thoughts about why he thinks that the group's approach might not be such a bad thing.
Something happened at php|tek 2009. Okay, lots of stuff happened. I mean something big happened at php|tek 2009. A group representing a number of different frameworks got together and agreed to... well, they agreed to talk. What came out was the PHP Standards Group.
He lists three things about the group that have stuck in his mind and wanted to share - that the group is lead by amazingly smart people, that they're dealing with a problem that's been taken on and lost many times and that he doesn't think they're being elitist (without cause) about who is in the group, just selective on the grounds of necessity.