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Re: What is a standard and why standards bodies won't sue you (was RE:ISO intellectual property (was Standards))

Lisa Rein wrote:

> 1)  ISO Standards (the only "real" international standards)

There are a few others, like ITU standards.

> Sun wasn't allowed to make Java an ISO standard [...]

Sun could have done so.  AFAIK, negotiations broke down on the term
"Java", which Sun wanted to keep for themselves -- they proposed
that the Standard use the clumsy phrase "the programming language
for the JAVA(tm) workstation"(!)  And on the question of who would
be responsible for further changes: "Sun", saith Sun; "an ISO WG", saith

"Indeed the Arguments on both Sides were Invincible."
	--Jno. Swift
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