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Subject: RE: [election-services] Groups - TC Meeting Minutes (TCminutes2007-12-04.doc) uploaded

John and Joe,

Just a bit more on this - ISO is particularly applicable for governments - since their approval board consists in large part of official government reps'.  Thus - having the ISO marque gives us standing in terms of that.

OASIS has also a strong standing in government circles - but is seen as a technology group - more than policy and position.  Therefore having the ISO approval will definately put us where we need to be in terms of government adoption.


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [election-services] Groups - TC Meeting Minutes
> (TCminutes2007-12-04.doc) uploaded
> From: John Borras <johnaborras@yahoo.co.uk>
> Date: Tue, December 11, 2007 6:22 am
> To: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall@gmail.com>
> Cc: EML TC <election-services@lists.oasis-open.org>
> Joe
> As you know ISO is top of the tree when it comes to recognised standards organisations, and that's no disrespect to OASIS.  I know from my own experience that non-techie end-users and particularly election officials and politicians are far more willing to ask for ISO compliance in products and systems than other standards compliance. Mainly because they've heard of ISO and not the others and they understand its reputation.  So with our main aim now of getting global adoption of EML we stand a better chance with the ISO mark than without it.  Also getting EML into ISO will put it on the same level as other standards required for e-voting, eg security, and thus make it easier to set up accreditation schemes for e-voting solutions.  
> Some OASIS standards have already made it to ISO eg ebxml so the organisation itself recognises the value of  the ISO mark.
> Regards
> John 
> M. +44 (0)7976 157745
> Skype: gov3john 
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall@gmail.com>
> To: EML TC <election-services@lists.oasis-open.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, 11 December, 2007 12:07:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [election-services] Groups - TC Meeting Minutes (TCminutes2007-12-04.doc) uploaded
> Hi, thanks for taking good notes; sorry that I couldn't attend.
> I was wondering if someone could explain the motivation for ISO
> standardization to me.  I'm not trying to upset the ship, I'm just not
> clear on what part of "going ISO" we are interested in.  Is it having
> a wider constituency?  is it a more rigorous standards process?
> thanks, Joe
> -- 
> Joseph Lorenzo Hall
> UC Berkeley School of Information
> http://josephhall.org/
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