Don't you think it's time that ASHRAE divest from BACnet?
ASHRAE supports BACnet. Props it up.
It's time to let BACnet run on it's own. There shouldn't be an ASHRAE/BACnet specification anymore. BACnetter's decried that Lonmark wasn't independant and now it is.
It's time ASHRAE as an organization gets out of the business side of the industry.
So, why aren't the BACnetter's going off on their own? Can't Bacnet.org and BTL run without ASHRAE?
It's my consensus that a fairly large portion of the membership parrots out BACnet without really figuring out what it's all about. Then it gets tossed in plan/spec without much thought attached to it. (sidebar- hmmm wonder why design/build is getting so popular and so much DB is LON.)
My guess - It's the money. It's all $$$$$$.