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Subject: [code] ISO considering charging for commercial use of code lists

Good morning, folks,

A contribution to XML Dev this morning by David Megginson raised awareness 
of a recommendation within ISO to charge software developers and commercial 
resellers for the use of ISO code lists.

I cannot find the actual recommendation wording, but the wording is cited 
in the following document:


The official response from W3C is copied in the following post:


Should UBL perhaps come up with a formal position of some kind since we 
would expect implementers to be including code lists in commercial product 
based on the UBL schema fragments we've been working on?

Is anyone aware of where one can find the *actual* wording of the ISO 
recommendation so as to ensure we understand what they are asking for 
without relying on another organization's citation of what they are 
asking?  I hate to be knee-jerk in my reaction if the citation is out of 
context, but I think the earlier something is said about this the better.

In the same email exchange I discovered a separate post has been made to 
the Canadian member body list ... in which the following articles are cited:


I will personally be bringing this up to the Canadian member body as an 
important issue of concern ... it might help to bring this up to the 
awareness of other country member bodies.  I'll undertake to lead the 
Canadian discussion and will report back here with any resources I find or 
any conclusions we make.

..................... Ken

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