ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces
Secretariat: U.S.A. (ANSI)
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 N3571
Canadian National Body Position on Creation of a Linux Study Group
Canadian National Body
National Body Contribution
This contribution will be reviewed at the Linux Study Group meeting, 28-30
May 2003, London, UK.
Address reply to:
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 Secretariat
25 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: (212) 642-4992
Fax: (212) 840-2298
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Canadian National Body submission to ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC22 about creation of a
Linux Study Group.
Canada fully supports the creation of a Study Group to participate in Linux
Standardization at the ISO level, indeed Canada would prefer to see a Linux
WG formed as soon as a NP for Linux work can be processed.
We propose the creation of New Work Items for Linux Standardization (if
agreement is reached with community-based Linux Standards groups).
Canada is prepared to participate in Linux standardization through SC22.
We support the development of a close working relationship with
community-based Linux Standards groups (including LSB but possibly including
other groups if they exist). We see this close working relationship
including category C liaison.
We are aware, however, that there is considerble sensitivity on the part of
"community-based standards" groups that involvement in JTC1 standardization
will eliminate freely-available documents or distort a functioning standards
process. The LSG, and indeed SC22 and JTC1 itself must take steps to ensure
such groups that they will not be subsumed by JTC1 processes, and that work
products originating from community-based groups retain the community- based
copywrites, i.e. - things that are/were considered freely available continue
to be freely available