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Subject: Re: [boost] [any] new version
From: Bo Persson (bop_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-16 22:10:54

Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Dave Abrahams wrote:
>> on Tue Sep 13 2011, Lars Viklund <> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 01:48:31PM -0400, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>>>> FWIW, the FDIS (FINAL Draft International Standard) is N3290.
>>> And for some reason, not publically available since FDIS was set
>>> in stone, unless you managed to sneak a copy before it was
>>> obliterated from public access.
>>> It's in my opinion, profit be damned, quite silly to have the
>>> standard for one of the largest languages out there locked down
>>> behind a paywall.
>> FWIW 1: It's a big concern among committee members, too, and there
>> has recently been lots of discussion about this on our
>> reflector. Unfortunately, prices are set by ISO.
>> FWIW 2: We expect INCITS to start selling the standard for $30
>> early next year.
> There are very many ISO/IEC standards priced at zero, see:
> What is the problem to set zero price for ISO/IEC IS 14882?

Those free standards seem to have a large corporation or international
organization as a sponsor.

So we have already payed for them.

Bo Persson

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