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   Re: [xml-dev] ISO turns evil?

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I agree that "attack against ISO" is premature.  What I
knew about this topic as of 2003-09-20 is summarized in

"Standards Organizations Express Concern
About Royalty Fees for ISO Codes"


Please provide updates to me via email.


Robin Cover
[writing as an individual]

Robin Cover
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On Sun, 21 Sep 2003, David Megginson wrote:

> G. Ken Holman writes:
>  > 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.
> Thanks, Ken -- it's good to know that you're following this up.  I
> think it will be good for us to have more information before anyone
> goes on the attack against ISO.
> The issue is very relevant to this forum not only because a lot of us
> use the language and country codes in our work, but because XML itself
> acknowledges its dependence on an ISO standard.
> All the best,
> David
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