IBM Comments on JT/97-0566,

George Penokie gop at
Fri Jan 30 06:06:17 PST 1998

* From the T10 (formerly SCSI) Reflector (t10 at, posted by:
* George Penokie <gop at>
This is IBM's position on the issue of ISO standards. It should be clear from
the note that IBM strongly
supports having ISO versions of T10 standards.
Bye for now,
George Penokie
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07:57 AM ---------------------------

Joel Urman
01/29/98 02:30 PM

To: jgarner at
cc:  (bcc: George Penokie/Rochester/IBM)
From: Joel Urman/Thornwood/IBM @ IBMUS
Subject: IBM Comments on JT/97-0566,
Need for International Standardization of Interfaces, Protocols and Associated
Interconnecting Media

Mr. Milligan's suggestion that development of American national standards, and
not international standards, is sufficient to satisfy industry needs for
interfaces, protocols and associated interconnecting media is interesting and
may have merit on the surface.  However, IBM believes that it is essential for
all NCITS technical committees, including T10-13 to continue to work with JTC 1
and the international community to develop their standards.  IBM continues to
believe that development, recognition and acceptance of international standards
is an essential element for the success of the IT industry.

Whether or not the international version of an ANSI standard is purchased or
referenced, is not the critical measure of the value of international
standardization.  International standardization of technologies enhances the
market acceptance of those technologies and helps break down trade barriers by
having a single internationally accepted standard to which all products can
conform.  In addition many governments are mandated to accept only products
that conform to international standards. Thus, international standards enhance
government acceptance of many products.

For these reasons, IBM strongly believes that NCITS T10-13 should continue to
work within JTC 1 to develop international standards for interfaces, protocols
and associated interconnecting media.

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