(j3.2006) Fwd: Serious Copyright Infringement of An ISO(International Organization for Standardization) English Standard

John Reid John.Reid
Tue Apr 15 10:28:32 EDT 2014

Dear all,

I have modified the WG5 link along the lines suggested by Bill.


Bill Long wrote:
> On Apr 2, 2014, at 7:01 PM, Malcolm Cohen <malcolm at nag-j.co.jp> wrote:
>> David Muxworthy wrote:
>>> 10-007r1 does not include the word ?copyright? and is explicitly a WD, an
>>> internal working document of J3 (although an earlier document described itself
>>> as an FCD).  It seems Attributor Corporation are on a fishing trip to impress
>>> ISO.  They should at least be told that they have got their facts wrong.
>> Quite.  IMO we should not have taken it down, though that is easy to say when it
>> is not my head on the block if a lawsuit ensues.
>> I could change the footer to "Copyright The United Fortran Committees of Planet
>> Earth" to make it look even less like an ISO document if you like...!
>> I did think that the language on the WG5 links page could be adjusted a bit to
>> indicate more strongly that this is not the real standard.  I don't have
>> particular words in mind though, not yet anyway; maybe something like
>> "unofficial committee draft" or maybe better to avoid the word "draft"
>> altogether.
> Perhaps ?working document? instead of ?draft?.
> Cheers,
> Bill
>> And maybe I should remove or modify the ISO boilerplate re "PDF disclaimer" as
>> it currently mentions ISO member bodies... maybe that is what triggered this?
>> Cheers,
>> --
>> ................................Malcolm Cohen, Nihon NAG, Tokyo.
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