[CESG] PICS text in A02.1-Y-2.1d

Thomas Gannett tomg at aiaa.org
Thu Jul 28 14:11:05 EDT 2011


 From the discussion this morning is appears that we may be very near 
to being able to publish the document, but there remains one 
problematic comment from DLR that needs an explicit response from the CMC:

"DLR proposes to change recommended standards into standards, because 
DLR cannot see any additional value from the word recommended and in 
the end on the ISO level  we will have a standard."

I believe a CMC poll is necessary to get consensus on the proposed 
change, since at one time there was strong objection from certain 
agencies to referring to CCSDS Blue Books as actual standards.

I should point out that, as a practical matter, changing the term 
would not be a simple thing, since it would involve changing a 
massive number of templates, etc., in which the term is hard 
coded.  On the other hand I personally feel that, if we can get 
everyone to agree, it would be a positive change.


Thomas Gannett
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