[LINK] Australian standards blocked from open access
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
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