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At 2003-09-21 08:27 -0400, David Megginson wrote:
>Apologies if this has come up already and I missed it, but is ISO
>really seriously considering charging royalties for the *use* of their
>standards? Here is a response from Tim B-L:
Yesterday in Canada's TCIT (Technical Committee on Information Technology)
a post was circulated citing two news copies of what appears to be the same
article regarding this:
>I don't know the suborganizations and procedures well enough to know
>if this was just a wacky proposal from left field (that never has a
>chance of being seriously considered), or if there is a real
>possibility that ISO would actually do something like this.
It certainly is a break from past practice, but many ISO and JTC1
committees have been created over the years to try and address the changing
marketplace for standards documents that has impacted on the early business
models that used to sustain the ISO machinery. Nothing in these past
committees saw the light of day.
I think W3C has done the right thing to try and nip this in the bud.
I'll be proposing a response from the Canadian member body to ISO, the
Standards Council of Canada (SCC), to obtain from ISO a copy of the formal
recommendation and understand its status. A response can then be made
directly to the recommendation and not indirectly based on news reports and
citations from other organizations.
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