Subject: [boost] Cost of standards documents (was: [any] new version)
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-17 12:26:57
on Sat Sep 17 2011, Alexander Terekhov <terekhov-AT-web.de> wrote:
> Dave Abrahams wrote:
> [... setting zero price for C++ standard ...]
>> Sorry, I just don't know. As convener, Herb Sutter deals with the
>> governing bodies a lot. If you're curious, you might ask him.
> Perhaps he could share his insights in a post to this thread?
> Could you please drop him an email (an email from me is more likely to
> die in his spam folder).
I doubt he would post here, because, well, this isn't really the best
forum for it. Please take your question over to comp.std.c++ and I'll
be sure that he knows you're posting over there.
> BTW, I found this:
> "140 million CHF per year is
> the estimated cost for the operation
> of committee secretariats financed
> 38 by member bodies holding these
> 36 million CHF represents
> the operational cost of the ISO
> Central Secretariat financed
> 53% through membership fees
> 47% through sales of publications and
> other income from services"
> It would be really interesting to know how much exactly ISO gets from
> sales of C++ PDFs (and whether making them free would really bankrupt
> See also:
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