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What has become of LISA's OSCAR standards?

Patrick Guillemin & Sandrine Trillaud

ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, produces globally applicable standards for information and communications technology, including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies, and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association with more than 700 member companies and organizations, drawn from 62 countries across five continents worldwide, that determine its work program and participate directly in its work.  
The Industry Specification Group (ISG) is a flexible standards mechanism offered by ETSI, which builds upon ETSI’s established processes and the professional support provided via the ETSI portal. ETSI ISGs operate alongside the existing structure of technical committees and working groups, and supplement ETSI’s conventional standards development process. ISGs provide a mechanism for the speedy preparation of technical requirements or specifications for well-defined, specific issues, typically in response to a need expressed by a subset of the ETSI membership. ETSI has established seven ISGs during the past three years.
In March 2011, during discussions with the Localization Industry Standard Association (LISA), industry players learned that the five community standards (TMX, TBX, SRX, GMX-V and xml:tm) of LISA OSCAR needed to be maintained elsewhere with the continued requirement to grant access to people involved in LISA.
Hence, WhP and the ETSI Secretariat worked with LISA on a proposal to create a new ISG called LIS (Localisation Industry Standards) that was able to offer to the LISA community the ability to maintain and enhance the five LISA OSCAR SIG standards, including the LISA liaisons. . . 

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April/May, 2012