Re: [Conformance] Definition of Compliance vs. conformance

I hear Gregg Vanderheiden in my ear saying "You comply with laws and
conform to standards" from years ago. Not sure he trumps standards

On Thu, Dec 9, 2021, 4:45 PM Mary Jo Mueller <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> After the meeting I was addressing some input from a colleague on
> definitions and what is already defined and available in ISO and IEC
> standards.  Since standards harmonization is a definite concern, it seems
> there's a variety of usage and definition of "Compliance", "Comply",
> "Conformance", Conform" and in ISO and IEC standards there are multiple
> instances where the definition of one of these terms includes the other
> term. So I'm not sure how successful we will be trying to tease apart terms
> that have been clearly used interchangeably for a while.
> Here's a link to the ISO standards page where you can perform a search on
> terms to see how they are defined and in what standards they are defined.
>    - *ISO* Online Browsing Platform (OBP) **
>    <>and select the *Terms & Definitions* radio
>    button
>    - *IEC* maintains its own platform, similar to ISO
> check the *Search also in definitions*
>    checkbox.  For example:
> For example from an IEC Internet of Things standard:
> *compliance*
> characteristic
> <> of
> conformance to rules, such as those defined by a law, a regulation
> <>,
> a standard
> <>,
> or a policy
> So maybe we should just concede that these are used interchangeably and
> use this definition.
> Best regards,
> Mary Jo
> _____________________________________________
> *Mary Jo Mueller*
> Accessibility Standards Program Manager
> IBM Accessibility
> "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and
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Received on Thursday, 9 December 2021 21:57:39 UTC