The committee has made available a number of its documents for public examination. Although we would like to make later versions of our standards freely available, under the Directives from ISO that we work, we must retain documents from the Final Committee Draft (FCD) as private in order not to breach ISO copyrights. Copies of these documents should be available through your national standards body, as they become available.
The normal progression of an ISO standard is :
- one or more 'Working Drafts' (WD), commented on and developed within the JPEG committee
- a 'Committee Draft' (CD), put out to naytional standards committees for vote
- a 'Final CD', after which no further substantive technical changes should be made (note parametric and other minor changes are still likely)
- at last, a 'Draft International Standard' (DIS) is put out to vote - at this stage all interested standards committees can comment formally
- assuming this is passed, the document goes to 'Final DIS' or FDIS, when only very minor editorials are accepted
- at last - the document goes to ISO for publication. This process can still take over a year to typeset and distribute the final document.
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