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Update March 2008 
Fellow ISO/IEC 15504 editors and users.
I have updated the page to the latest status of the ISO/IEC 15504. As a result, I have reworded several entries to better reflect their past status. The page now refers to the international standard (IS) in the main instance and the former technical report (TR) as the second instance (i.e. for comparison/historical purposes). I have also included some text on the work in progress on parts 7 and 8 to give readers information about forthcoming parts. I would appreciate the addition of some information from SC7 national reps on extended models, or post me here. I will add some notes after the Berlin plenary on updates if there are big changes. --Hanvanloon (talk) 15:50, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
- I urge Daniel Penfield to read the following Wikipedia policies before performing further acts of vandalism to this page.
Verifiability, not truth 
From Wikipedia:Verifiability: "The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth. "Verifiable" in this context means that readers should be able to check that material added to Wikipedia has already been published by a reliable source. Editors should provide a reliable source for quotations and for any material that is challenged or is likely to be challenged, or it may be removed." The entire contents of this article may be true, but it is not easily verified. There are no footnotes at all. Please add footnotes for all new material and for old material, too. Sbowers3 (talk) 18:07, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
- There are several sources - the ISO standard parts themselves, proceedings of the SPICE conferences (although it would be hard for ordinary readers to get these in order to verify them as reference sources) as well as the two referenced books which were published through Springer in 2007. The major problem for general readers of this page (versus those of us who work on the standards and edit this page as subject experts) is that you have to buy the standards from ISO. I can put the ISO web site as an external reference so readers could search the ISO site to find that the parts exist, ISO does provide a short abstract. I can quote from the books as the author (and copyright owner) but Daniel Penfield deleted my previous attempts to use inline references. That is why only the general references remained. However, I will try again to put proper inline references in a few places. Any further advice from you happily received. --Hanvanloon (talk) 19:46, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
The ISO/IEC 15504 standard 
In this section is the following statement:
Nationality of editors of ISO/IEC 15504 5 parts are below. Part 1, Japan, South Africa. Part 2, Japan, U.K. Part 3, U.S.A, Italy. Part 4, U.K., Israel. Part 5, France, Finland.
Article needs cleanup 
Hi all, This article is a collection of very interesting pieces, but I am missing a good summary or common thread that holds everything together...
If you speak German, I suggest you visit the German wikipedia article for ISO 15504; it is shorter, but has a better structure.