> PostgreSQL's resident standards guru Peter Eisentraut commented in an
> off-list email that, for end users, SQL is "pretty useless as a
> 'standard'" when compared to more complete specifications like C and
> XML. SQL lacks specifications for important features like optimization
> and administration, he said, and worse still, the language itself is
> "baroque," with every new feature adopting a completely new syntax.
To me that would be what an OpenSQL or maybe a W3C SQL would work on.
1) Optimization and administration
2) Redoing of features to use the same syntax.
call it DW; or TRM or some similar acronym but make it something useful. [Of course in the end, a standard is only as useful as those who implement it and use it. ]