[LINK] Australian standards blocked from open access

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Thu Jul 9 11:33:26 AEST 2009

Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Jan Whitaker wrote:
>> 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.
> This is all very well...but if the associations continue to be
> "Members" of Standards Australia (and nominate representatives)
> then it becomes a farce!
> <http://standards.org.au/cat.asp?catid=55>

By, the way, in my view it should be clear that you are providing the "free
consulting" to the organisation you represent not Standards Australia.

Marghanita da Cruz
Phone: (+61)0414 869202

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