: Hmm, I'm thinking of if there is some kind of Open Source alternative
: programming standard.
: And then I must ask what does such a standard include?
: Would something like the BSD coding style
: (http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=style&sektion=9) suffice?
: Or does the standard include more specific things like how a project
: should advance and how much time you should spend on testing etc...
MISRA is not a style guide, it is rules for coding. It requires that you have a style guide however, but doesn't mention how it should be formatted.
A free alternative to MISRA is CERT, for both C and C++, but it is much vauger and less strict than MISRA and doesn't have a wide acceptance, nor was it made for safety-critical applications.
Anyway, £12 for MISRA is quite cheap.