17.13. The Standards Process

The process used by Committee T1 is typical of processes used by many standards committees. The process begins with a proposal for a new standard or technical report. This may first require the approval of a new project and possibly a new committee or working group. Project approval authorizes a specific committee to perform certain activities. Contributions (technical papers that may make a proposal or offer pertinent information) are provided to the working group by its members. The working group chairperson may appoint one or more editors to prepare a working document based on the contributions that have gained the working group's agreement and the material developed during the meetings. Most standards committees ...

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