Stefan Koopmanschap has posted some comments of his own (as a participant of the Standards Group) about the group, its purpose and why they're handing things the way they are.
Much has been said already in the past days and weeks about the PHP standards initiative that was started by a group of PHP developers at the php|tek conference two weeks ago. As I was there but have not really given my opinion on this in public, I will do that now.
He breaks it up into a few different topics - the history of why the group was formed, the purpose and goal of a unified standard developers have the option of following, who the target audience for these standards are and where the group wants to go from here. He sums it up well with a quote from Michael J Burgess when he said:
Let's cut the bullshit, stop discussing purpose and form, and start moving on to form some good and useful standards.