Network standardization is a definition that has been approved by a recognized standards organization.
TWO CATEGORIES OF STANDARDS:-
De facto standards: - These are those that have just happened without any formal plan. These are formats that have become standard simply because a large number of companies have agreed to use them. They have not been formally approved as standards. Post script is a good example of a de facto standard.
De jure standard: - These are format legal standards adopted by some authorized standardization body.
TWO CLASSES OF STANDARD ORGANIZATIONS: -
Organizations established by treaty among national governments.