(j3.2006) Fwd: PLEASE PROOF: My proposed response to ISO/CS w.r.t its recent "requirement" about document submission format. FEEDBACK DUE by 2010-11-01

Malcolm Cohen malcolm
Tue Oct 19 21:33:39 EDT 2010

Bill Long wrote:
> Seems OK to me.  I would go one step farther and urge ISO to fire Trevor Vyze. 
> How could we continue to have confidence in ISO if they fail to remove someone 
> so entirely clueless?  (Unless the hidden agenda here is to terminate all of 
> ISO's standardization activities.)
> If there is a clear reason to require a Word version of the documents

That is not what they are asking.

They are asking for the *REVISABLE* version of the document, and give Word as an 
example, viz "e.g. Word".

This is not clueless.  It does look like a simple power-grab though: they 
apparently want to be able to do the revisions of the document (for publication) 
themselves instead of liaising with project editors as SC22 has asked (on many 
occasions).  They can in fact do this with PDF as is (and did so to replace the 
cover page of the F2008 FDIS), but I guess it is more work for them and they are 
limited in what changes they can effectively make.

................................Malcolm Cohen, Nihon NAG, Tokyo.

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