Free standards! Get your free standards here!
2007-11-05 02:51:02 GMT
A few years ago ITU began several trials of free distribution of its recommendations. In the most recent trial, anyone could get three free recommendations in PDF. The recommendations had to be at least two years old. ITU considers that experiment a substantial success. It recently announced that the experimental phase is over. The announcement can be found at http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/newslog/Free+Access+For+All+To+ITUT+Standards.aspx One can now get any number of recommendations at no charge regardless of when the recommendations were published. These are still copyrighted documents so one should probably not redistribute the actual standards. However, since they are online, one need only publish the appropriate URL. Links to all recommendations can be found at http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/publications/recs.html Links to the X series, including the X.500 series, can be found at http://www.itu.int/rec/T-REC-X/e These are in English; links for versions in French and Spanish can be be found at the top right-hand corner of the page. Links to the latest two editions of X.509, March 2000 and August 2007, can be found at http://www.itu.int/rec/T-REC-X.509/en Enjoy. I for one am grateful for the permanent adoption of this(Continue reading)