|Authored by: Ian Al on Monday, November 19 2012 @ 02:28 AM EST|
|Thanks for that. I think the point is important and well made and I apologise|
for the oversight.
Neither the OSI nor the IEC are specialist agencies of the UN.
ISO is an international NGO comprising 'a network of national standards bodies.
These national standards bodies make up the ISO membership and they represent
ISO in their country'.
The IEC is 'a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1906,
which develops International Standards and operates conformity assessment
systems in the fields of electrotechnology'.
'The IEC comprises one member National Committee per country, they each pay
membership fees and in exchange can participate fully in IEC work.'
Again, the members are the government appointed national standards groups such
as ANSI in the US and BSI in the UK.
My original comments are not greatly affected by this error in reporting.
Software Patents: It's the disclosed functions in the patent, stupid!
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