[Fsf-friends] Futility of going after ISO

CK Raju, Thrissur ck.thrissur at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 11:27:10 IST 2008

Dear RMS,
I think its futile to chase ISO anymore. We would only land up
spending our own creative energy which we can't afford to at this

"    * Market-driven

ISO only develops standards for which there is a market requirement.
The work is mainly carried out by experts from the industrial,
technical and business sectors which have asked for the standards, and
which subsequently put them to use." .. in their own words at

Why should Free Software Foundation and other like minded
organisations allow ISO to take over software standards and make it -
only *market-driven* one ?

Its not difficult to realise that the *very conditions* that
necessitated a Standards Organisation to be promoted, are now
prevalent and omnipresent.

Why not create another organisation that develops standards for the
common world citizens to communicate with freedom ?

Shouldn't we ask ourselves now about this, and try to define the
*framework* that would set in motion a new organisation which would be
able to come out with Free/Open Standards after *defining* them  in as
unambigous terms as possible ?

CK Raju,
MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram

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