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Joint Development Foundation Adds a Path for Formal International Standardization

Tuesday May 12th 2020

 JDF projects now have a clear path from open source project or specification to an internationally recognized standard.

The Joint Development Foundation (JDF) today announced it has been formally approved as an ISO/IEC JTC 1 Publicly Available Specification (PAS) Submitter[1] and that the OpenChain specification is the first standard to be submitted. This status offers JDF’s standards development projects a path to international standardization and benefits the global business and technical ecosystem by enabling accelerated adoption of open standards and specifications.

ISO and IEC are organizations that develop and promote international standards that touch almost all aspects of daily life. ISO and IEC joined together to create ISO/IEC JTC 1, which is the international group dedicated to developing worldwide Information and Technology (ICT) standards. JTC 1 has been responsible for many important IT standards – including video compression technology and programming languages, among many others. PAS submitters like JDF play an important role in establishing international standards by submitting their specifications to JTC 1 for a vote to adopt them as ISO/IEC JTC 1 international standards. The Linux Foundation, home to JDF, is experienced in this process, having previously submitted the Linux Standard Base for adoption as ISO/IEC 23360-1:2006

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