Of course this is good for the industry and everyone who ride the BC
I'm not sure if anyone else actually read the article, but the industry is basically making a decision to combine its resources and knowledge in an effort to improve upon information and resources available to the BC accessing public.
Its making it a goal to make the information and terminology more uniform (so you powderdorks can actually understand the terminology when you read or talk to someone about it) and provide it in a way that is consistent and more readily available. They also want to educate you on what resources are available to you, SO YOU CAN MAKE A DECISION ABOUT WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW before you go hike a snow covered ridge and kill yourself or others.
This is good for the industry and for you. You still make the decision about how smart or dumb you want to be about BC safety.
Cheers to a safe and snowy winter.