I Love ISO (Fibre Channel)

Rohit Khare (khare@mci.net)
Wed, 09 Jul 1997 21:19:03 -0400

Q. Why is the Fibre in Fibre Channel spelled "fibre" instead of "fiber?"

A. According to the Fibre Channel Association, Fibre Channel was originally
designed to support fiber optic cabling only. When copper support was added
to its feature set some years ago, an ISO task force decided to rename the
technology. The committee decided to change the spelling of fiber to the
French spelling Fibre, to reduce the association with fiber optics while
maintaining the name recognition of the Fiber Channel technology.

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