[LINK] Australian standards blocked from open access

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Jul 9 10:03:28 AEST 2009

At 09:12 AM 8/07/2009, Tom Worthington wrote:
>The agreement between SA and SAI Global seems to preclude open access
>to standards, even where those standards were made by an independent
>body and then put through the SA process. I will therefore be
>declining to take part in any standards making through Standards
>Australia. I recommend that my colleagues in the ICT industry also
>consider withdrawing support for SA processes, due to the detrimental
>effect this closed process will have on the Australian ICT industry.

Here here. I did this personally about 5 years ago when I asked for a 
copy of the standard for which I had contributed. I was appalled when 
I was turned down and let them know it. "Free" consulting was just 
not on my plate if I couldn't even see the result.

I fully support this position of withdrawing participation and being 
vocal about it, particularly from professional associations.


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at janwhitaker.com
blog: http://janwhitaker.com/jansblog/
business: http://www.janwhitaker.com

Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or 
sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.
~Madeline L'Engle, writer

_ __________________ _

More information about the Link mailing list