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Friday December 07, 2012
Distinguish standards from
ISO does not perform certification. Certification is performed by external
- The cost of publications from ISO might be mitigated by finding costly
publication in certain libraries or libraries ofr companies that have already
purchased certain publication. Some publications are free from ISO, and
many are for a fee. The
ISO store. Note: Some ISO national members have
purchase points for ISO documents. For example, ANSI has
- Note that there are over 100 standards publishers in the world of note;
ISO is one of those. See a substantial list here:
- Here is clip of note about availability of standards at universities: "PLEASE
International Standards (ISO, IEC, ITU, DIN, etc.) are not collected or
purchased by the University of Texas Libraries. For purchase information go
to the individual
standards organization web site or Global
to purchase copies of standards from all national or international
organizations and many companies."
- It can be expensive (relative term!) ... just to find and read standards!
To just read standards is not freely available, it seems. The world of
standards seems to be an ever pay-to-read world. It is
sobering to read the following page about IEEE copyright protection:
I accepted their terms and downloaded a free standard of 77 pages about
Secure Device Identity The PDF text was encrypted to block
copy-paste for study; agreement includes avoidance of any further distribution
of the standard. ~JpF
- In various standards-developing organization, there is ever need for
updating standards and writing new standards. For example, IEEE's current
- Speculation: Will there be one day be a Kite Energy Systems
Standards Organization (KESSO), a non-profit publisher of standards serving
industries that involve AWES and tethered aviation? There is a
great multitude of standards organization. How many of those organizations
will come into play for some aspect of AWES?
- "To ballot" often requires some kind of "payment" or "dues" relationship
in many standards-creation processes.
- Example explanation, IEEE note:
cost of the standard is payment for intellectual property as well as the time
resources contributed to
the facilitation of the standard's development."
- Some libraries hold some standards from some standards publishers.
"Some" is the core word here. Indefinite.
- Alternatives with some reach:
http://standards.ieee.org/develop/overview.html What are
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