Advocating ASCOM 1

Despite the fact that the driver/client architecture has been the norm for interfacing devices with computers for over 30 years, the astronomical software community has not adopted this model. As a result, innovation has been stifled and astronomers' choices in software and instruments have been limited. ASCOM has changed all of that. You can help continue ASCOM's success by advocating it when it's appropriate.

The main points to hit are:

Here are some things you can do:

[1] This paper is a loose adaptation to ASCOM of Advocating Linux, part of Paul L. Rogers' Linux Advocacy mini-HOWTO.