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ACTION: Jirka to send pointers about ISO fast track process

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 23:19:40 +0200
Message-ID: <4637AEEC.3040506@kosek.cz>
To: public-i18n-its@w3.org
Hi folks,

there is a short summary of ISO fast-track and PAS procedures.

All procedures of ISO/IEC JTC1 (this is ISO committee responsibile for
IT) are described in ISO/IEC JTC1 Directives
(http://www.jtc1sc34.org/repository/0856rev.pdf).

There are two procedures for adopting already existing standards as ISO
standard -- fast-track and PAS (described in sections 13 and 14 in the
directives). Fundamentally both procedures are very similar, the
difference is in subject who can initiate process.

Any P-member (national body representing particular country in ISO) or
liaison A organization can submit existing standard to fast-track
process. PAS submission can submitted by anyone, but at the start of
process ISO has to evaluate submitter, settle IPR issues and so on. The
rest of both processes (voting, length) is almost identical.

From the following page http://www.w3.org/2001/11/StdLiaison#ISO it
seems that W3C has only *C* liaison with ISO. This is not sufficient,
*A* liaison is required for fast-track submission. So if my reading of
ISO directives is correct there are two ways how to make ITS
international standard:

1. W3C can submit it to PAS process.

2. We can find some country which national body will submit it to
fast-track process.

That is.

			Jirka

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