Watch API Academy member Erik Wilde give his talk at REST Fest 2017 on REST best practices. From his presentation:
REST is all about designing and deploying services in a global decentralized shared space for information and services. The set of shared concepts used in this landscape is constantly evolving. One slow but important aspect of this ongoing evolution is standardization, a process that is necessarily slow, can be contentious, and requires quite a bit of energy and willingness to listen.
Erik goes into detail in this talk with ideas and strategies regarding standardization. A copy of his slide deck can be viewed here.