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Subject: Re: [boost] [any] new version
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-16 08:44:16

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> "Stewart, Robert" wrote:
> [...]
> > Running the standards organizations is not without costs.
> > Charging for their output is a means to cover those costs.
> How come that ALL of ECMA standards (and technical reports)
> are available for downloading free of charge?

I have no certain idea. I think that the ECMA standardization process is less rigid, so that probably helps. However, the costs must be covered somehow. There are, no doubt, different models for doing so. I was just noting that there are costs and that charging for products is a means to cover those costs. I was not suggesting that there weren't other or possibly better ways.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
Dev Tools & Components
Susquehanna International Group, LLP


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