The International Organization for Standardization (ISO //) is an international standard development organization composed of representatives from the national standards organizations of member countries. Membership requirements are given in Article 3 of the ISO Statutes.
Organisation internationale de normalisation
|Formation||23 February 1947|
|Purpose||International standards development|
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ISO was founded on 23 February 1947, and (as of November 2022[update]) it has published over 24,500 international standards covering almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing. It has 811 Technical committees and sub committees to take care of standards development. The organization develops and publishes standardization in all technical and nontechnical fields other than electrical and electronic engineering, which is handled by the IEC. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and works in 167 countries as of 2023[update]. The three official languages of the ISO are English, French, and Russian.
- AP Stylebook – Book on English usage by Associated Press
- Countries in the International Organization for Standardization – Members of ISO
- Ecma International – Standards organization for information and communication systems
- European Committee for Standardization (CEN) – Standards organization
- Global Reporting Initiative – International standards organization – for sustainability information and linking up with reporting on their 17#GlobalGoals indicators
- GOST – CIS technical standards – a set of technical standards maintained by the Euro-Asian Council for Standardization, Metrology, and Certification
- IEEE Standards Association – Operating unit within IEEE
- Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology
- Interface 2010 – the Interface Marketing Supplier Integration Institute
- International Classification for Standards – Classification system for technical standards
- The International Customer Service Institute
- International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) – International standards organization
- International healthcare accreditation – something there is a growing interest in
- International Telecommunication Union – Specialized agency of the United Nations
- Internet Engineering Task Force – Open Internet standards organization
- List of ISO standards – List of standards by the International Organization for Standardization
- Standardization – Implementation of technical standards based on the consensus of different parties
- Standards organization – Organization that develops standards
- Terminology planning policy
ISO divisions "How to use the ISO Catalogue". ISO.org. Archived from the original on 4 October 2007.
- "ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1: Procedures for the technical work" (PDF). ISO/IEC. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 June 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- "ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2: Rules for the structure and drafting of International Standards" (PDF). ISO/IEC. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 October 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
The lack of free online availability has effectively made ISO standard irrelevant to the (home/hacker section of the) Open Source community.