The Fast Infoset standard is not a Sun only effort
On reading comments to Rick Jelliffe's blog on Fast Infoset:
[i wish the java.net forum could do embedded links!]
i wanted to correct a misconception that Sun brought Fast Infoset directly to ISO (which sort of implies a rubber-stamping). See here, and a copy of the text below:
Sun did not bring Fast Infoset to ISO/ITU-T. The Fast Infoset standard is being developed within the ISO/ITU-T ASN.1 standards group, with major contributions from OSS Nokalva, Sun and other people. It has a been group effort from the start.