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ISO committee recommends license fee for two-letter codes
By brian, Section News
Posted on Sat Sep 20th, 2003 at 18:29:23 GMT
The Commercial Policies Steering Group of the ISO has recommended that a license fee should be charged for commercial use of the ISO standards for country, language and currency codes (ISO 3166, 4217, 639).

The W3C, the UNICODE Consortium and the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) have all criticised the proposal.


Original story
  • ISO news story (no real details given)
Responses (contain detail of original proposal)
  • W3C response
  • INCITS response
  • Unicode response
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