From: William M. Klein <wmklein@ix...> - 2003-01-10 18:25:14
Posted to comp.lang.cobol and IBM-MAIN - with BCC's to various people =
I have received information from a "usually reliable source" that it
currently looks like (but has not yet been finalized) that (as Thane =
stated a while ago) there *will* be a separate ANSI "version" of the
recently approved (in 2002 - but not yet finished processing by ANSI) =
Standard. It *appears* as if the copyright statement will not be =
to what the ISO document has. However, exact wording and "policies" are
still under review.
Possibly of *most* interest, the following pricing "clue" was given to =
"I don't have any problem distributing the price information b/c that =
been around now (for at least four or five years) on all our documents
that are sold and any adoptions. ...
INCITS policy on all Adoptions of ISO/IEC specifications is that the =
adopted standard will be sold for $18 if purchasing the pdf format. ...
In fact when C++ adoption was approved we had many people globally
interested in the national adoption for $18. ISO was listing their =
Please NOTE WELL:
Nothing is "final" until it is FINAL. Either I, or Thane (or Chuck
Stevens) will keep CLC posted on the status of this (and when/if it =
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