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Portability

This is allowed by standards like OpenGL, and has (at least) 3 components:

Hardware
You can swap the hardware w/o changing the program.
Language
You can change the programming language and operating system.
Programmer
Programmers can move between projects.

Standards

Positive
They allow portability. They ignore differences in HW.
Negative
They make lag the state-of-the-art both in HW capabilities and in what users want. They ignore differences in HW.