Re: [RPRWG] Fw: ITU opens up huge online resource - Move will enable free downloads to the public
Great! I think the trend is unavoidable and the IEEE needs
to be more proactive in causing this to happen.
Cost reductions, as opposed to new sources of revenue, should
be the primary focus. Will be a painful and slow process, though.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: J Lemon [mailto:jlemon@IEEE.ORG]
>> Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 11:33 AM
>> To: STDS-802-17@LISTSERV.IEEE.ORG
>> Subject: [RPRWG] Fw: ITU opens up huge online resource - Move will
>> enable free downloads to the public
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> ORIGINAL: English
>> ITU opens up huge online resource
>> Move will enable free downloads to the public
>> Geneva, 10 September 2007 - ITU Standards produced by the
>> Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) are now available
>> online without charge. The announcement follows a highly successful
>> trial conducted from January-October 2007, during which some two million
>> ITU-T Recommendations were downloaded throughout the world.
>> The aim of the trial was to "increase the visibility and easy
>> availability of the output of ITU-T". Offering standards for free is a
>> significant step for the standards community as well as the wider
>> information and communication technologies (ICT) industry. Now, anyone
>> with Internet access will be able to download any of over 3000 ITU-T
>> Recommendations. These are used by equipment manufacturers,
>> telecommunication network operators and service providers throughout the
>> world to drive the information society. The move further demonstrates
>> ITU's commitment to bridging the digital divide by extending the results
>> of its work to the global community.
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