China is represented at ISO/IEC by its "national body" the Standards Administration China (SAC), which entitles it to permanent membership ("P member") on JTC1
, whereas IEEE is only a "C" liaison organization, not having "national body" status (the United States is represented at ISO and IEC by ANSI as its national body).
industrial resources were recently diverted to fixing problems with copier and facsimile standards submitted by a European National member of JTC1
under the fast-track process for rapid publication as international standards.
Mitchell, "SC 27 Standing Document 6(SD 6), Glossary of IT Security Terminology (SC 27 N 2776)," JTC1
SC27, 31 March 2002, available at [http://www2.ni.din.de/sixcms/media.php/1377/ sc27_standing_document_6_sc27n2776__terminology_.htm].
He points out that ISO's JTC1
group does not actually require control over maintenance.
11-15) was published, the Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1
) has approved the Sun application to be a Publicly Available Specifications submitter.
Microsoft told ComputerWire that in its belief "ECMA is pretty desperate for relevance with a lot of the interesting standards work migrating to W3C/IETF around the internet or bypassing traditional standards bodies altogether via open source." As for Javasoft president Alan Baratz laying part of the blame for the failure of its PAS submission on money Microsoft dropped to influence JTC1
, the ISO committee responsible for Java, Redmond says it is "a smokescreen to distract from the fact that Sun has been unsuccessful in convincing JTC 1 to rubberstamp their proprietary process." Some at ISO are sure to view Sun's abandonment of PAS as a good thing.
Sun was also criticized for "trying to short circuit the formal process." In the first round of voting, Brad Silverberg (of Microsoft) wrote, "[the] stature of an ISO standard will be greatly diminished if Sun were permitted to unilaterally submit technologies without a formalized process for achieving multiparty consensus." Mary Ann Lawler, Chair, ISO/IEC JTC1
, disallowed this argument by declaring that the "JTC1
PAS procedures ...
He served as a co-chair of Ad Hoc Group on User Preferences and the chair of Ad Hoc Group on MPEG Query Format and Ad Hoc Group on MPEG-V of ISO/IEC JTC1
SC29 WG11 (a.k.a.
group believes the Java trademark would reside with it.