Is standardization deemed to be against FS and how can it be tackled?

Scott Wilson scott.wilson at
Fri May 29 13:18:47 UTC 2015

Hi Tom,

We’ve written some guidance on this topic: <> <>

There isn’t a single answer as different standards setting organisations have different rules, and different participation.

Hope this helps,


> On 29 May 2015, at 13:56, Tom Blecher <blecher.tom201645 at> wrote:
> Hello people,
> am I the only person on the planet who sees a connection
> -of the vast nonexistence of free software in fields
> -and this fields are governed -more or less- by standardization companies as Beuth-Verlag, who offers them standards for fee?
> And therefore finds it necessary to solve the problem?
> Maybe not, maybe not even the first one.
> So I ask here:
> By which means could one a) and b) does one (fsf) usually tackle the problem?
> For me to be able to support you.
> Thanks in advance
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