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A Summary of Unicode Consortium Procedures, Policies, Stability, and Public Access (RFC3718)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-21
Document File: 12 page(s) / 26K

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R. McGowan: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo describes various internal workings of the Unicode Consortium for the benefit of participants in the IETF. It is intended solely for informational purposes. Included are discussions of how the decision-making bodies of the Consortium work and their procedures, as well as information on public access to the character encoding & standardization processes.

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Network Working Group                                         R. McGowan
Request for Comments: 3718                                       Unicode
Category: Informational                                    February 2004


    A Summary of Unicode Consortium Procedures, Policies, Stability,
                           and Public Access

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2004).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This memo describes various internal workings of the Unicode
   Consortium for the benefit of participants in the IETF.  It is
   intended solely for informational purposes.  Included are discussions
   of how the decision-making bodies of the Consortium work and their
   procedures, as well as information on public access to the character
   encoding & standardization processes.

1.  Introduction

   This memo describes various internal workings of the Unicode
   Consortium for the benefit of participants in the IETF.  It is
   intended solely for informational purposes.  Included are discussions
   of how the decision-making bodies of the Consortium work and their
   procedures, as well as information on public access to the character
   encoding & standardization processes.

2.  About The Unicode Consortium

   The Unicode Consortium is a corporation.  Legally speaking, it is a
   "California Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation", organized under
   section 501 C(6) of the Internal Revenue Service Code of the United
   States.  As such, it is a "business league" not focussed on profiting
   by sales or production of goods and services, but neither is it
   formally a "charitable" organization.  It is an alliance of member
   companies whose purpose is to "extend, maintain, and promote the
   Unicode Standard".  To this end, the Consortium keeps a small office,
   a few editorial and technical staff, World Wide Web presence, and
   mail list presence.

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RFC 3718      Internal Workings of the Unicode Consortium  February 2004


   The corporation is presided over by a Board of Directors who meet
   annually.  The Board is comprised of individuals who are elected
   annually by the full members for three-year terms.  The Board
   appoints Officers of the corporation to run the daily operations.

   Membership in the Consortium is open to "all corporations, other
   business entities, governmental agencies, not-for-profit
   organizations and academic institutions" who support the Consortium's
   purpose.  For...