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TITLE: Delegate report - SWG Directives Zürich 2006-03
SOURCE: Mr. Keld Jørn Simonsen
STATUS: Delegate report
ACTION: For information
DATE: 2006-05-15
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons

Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Chairman)
Y-12 National Security Complex
Bldg. 9113, M.S. 8208
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-8208 U.S.A.
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Mr. G. Ken Holman
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Secretariat - Standards Council of Canada)
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Box 266,
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Jtc1 SWG Directives in Zürich 2006-03-08/10

14 participants, ITTF, CA, JP, JTC1, US, CH, SC22, SC34, SC35, GB, FR, ECMA

This is now a permanent SWG, not an ad hoc group.

I apologized for Yves Neuville not coming.
I asked that the issue on copyrights and patents be on the
agenda of the next meetings.

The SWG will invite SC's to contribute to the work.
Maybe SC34 can propose to add ODF as one of the allowable 
formats for documents in ISO.

JTC 1 makes standards in about 2,5 years, while ISO in general
take over 3 years to make a standard.

It was clear that *any* discussion in SC's on issues under ballot
is prohibited.

Some talk on changing TR type 1 and 2 to "Technical Specifications".
This be balloted only on SC level.

Question on FCD stage. The chair suggested that we change
FCD to DIS. Many NBs don't do public comments on FCD, which
was the intentention. Some problems with ITTF being slower than
the SC secretariats. Agreement to change FCD to DIS.
DIS ballots with no comments can go directly to publication.

Strategic directions? on i18n? Am not sure this exists

Discussion on minutes, recording things that was not decided,
etc. Some concensus. Canada will write an example template.

ECMA complained that there were problems with the C++/CLI
fasttrack submission. Although about 50 members from 
ISO/WG21 have access to all ECMA documents, some
of them now reports problems with the result.

Terms of officers. It was mentioned that a term was normally
rather 5 years than 3 years. A remark on the long time charmanship in SC34 
was mentioned. I think the max term for an SC chairman is two terms,
that is 6 years.

How is things progressing with the register of patent claims on ISO JTC 1 standards?

IEC patent declarations

IPR questions - handled by CS ITTF Gabriel Barka
Jack Sheldon

Next meeting: july 24/26 canada, ottawa