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   Re: sunshine and standards development

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  • From: KenNorth <KenNorth@email.msn.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 01:09:55 -0700

Rick Jelliffe writes:
> As some-one else has noted, ISO (and national standards bodies) have
> faced a real problem with the advent of the WWW that they funded
> themselves largely by publication charges.  This is not a business model
> that can compete against WWW feebies:

ISO may be awakening. It's experimenting with a web store, and member
standards organization have created web stores.

It costs $18 US to buy the C++ standard from ANSI. I wonder whether the
pricing is uniform across all member organizations. If I were to buy from
the British Standards Institute, for example, would I pay an equivalent


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