Talk:ISO/IEC JTC 1
- Is it true that every International Standard JTC1 develops has an ISO/IEC xxx designation?
Yes 03:16, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Not completely. Some standards are developed under the ISO/IEEE Partnership Standards Development Organization (PSDO) Agreement and may have a designation of ISO/IEEE (if the PSDO is between IEEE and an ISO Technical Committee) or ISO/IEC/IEEE (if the PSDO is between IEEE and an JTC 1 Subommittee) Johnnie Barcode (talk) 20:39, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
- And is it true that every International Standard designated as ISO/IEC xxx is developed by JTC1?
No. Many standards are developed externally and come in at various stages of acceptability. In most cases the Steering Committee takes over the drafting and editing and brings it to completion. Because of the demand for supposedly more agile processes and the popularity of consortia like W3C, various fast-tracking procedures have been created so that external drafts are brought in at different stages from certain external consortia, under the assumption that they are close to meeting the requirements of interest to JTC1. For example, at SC34 OASIS RELAX NG was brought in to be part of the IS DSDL standard with little change. Mostly this is uncontroversial, however the ODF and OOXML standards, always destined for controversy, were both regarded as coming in deficient conditions, though with different causes (ODF had a development strategy that it would fill in gaps later, while OOXML had a development strategy that it should be complete).Rick Jelliffe (talk) 03:16, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
I think the sentence "Membership greatly expanded in August and September 2007, just prior to the initial vote on Office Open XML as DIS (Draft International Standard) 29500." is wrong. The membership of JTC1 did not alter. What happened was that there were successive waves of pro- and anti- OOXML national bodies who changed their status wrt SC34 participation, however, they were already JTC1 members (otherwise they could not change their status to "P" or "O" participants.) This kind of conflation of SC34 with all JTC1, and JTC1 with all ISO, (and indeed, WG4 with all SC34) has allowed people to make all sorts of overly-broad generalizations. 03:16, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Added Sections and Restructuring
I am an editor affiliated with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and JTC 1. I added the sections "History," "Guiding Principles," "JTC1 PAS Process," and "Members," and reorganized "Subcommittees" (now called "Structure"). I also moved the mandate paragraph under "Scope and Mission," and made a number of grammatical changes, as well as a number of changes to incorrect or outdated information, though a good deal of the original content was kept. Feedback on the article would be greatly appreciated, as would be the addition of any citations.