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Michael Pickett <[log in to unmask]>
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Michael Pickett <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 10 Nov 1999 08:48:33 +0000
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During the first week of November, JTC 1 held its annual plenary
meeting. I understand that the following resolution was passed at that


Resolution 32 - Increased Publicity of JTC 1 Activities

JTC 1 encourages its National Bodies and SCs to help contribute
information and articles to professional journals, meetings and
proceedings so that information on JTC 1 work and related activities
within partner organizations is widely disseminated and understood.


c) JTC 1 encourages its National Bodies and SCs to produce case studies
on standards success stories (e.g. MPEG, SPICE, VRML) and to have these
published in major widely distributed IT journals

d) JTC 1 encourages its National Bodies and SCs to advance management
attention to standardization issues and strategic value by contributing
appropriate articles and letters to widely distributed and respected
management and news magazines.


This suggests that Team Ada members should find an open door at their
national standards bodies for Ada success stories, and that articles
submitted for publication may be able to gain a significant degree of
official support and even endorsement.

[JTC 1 is a joint technical committee of ISO and IEC, the International
Organisation for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical
Commission (I think that's right). Its subcommittee SC22 develops and
maintains programming language standards through working groups, of
which SC22 WG9 looks after Ada. National standards bodies who are
members of ISO/IEC typically participate to a greater or lesser extent
in the work of JTC 1 SC22, and a variety of its working groups. Thus
many national standards bodies will be expected to comply with this
Michael Pickett