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From: email@example.com (Gibbo)
Date: 23 Oct 2002 15:30:16 GMT
Organization: AOL, http://www.aol.co.uk
Subject: Re: 95/54/EC - Automotive Directive
John Woodgate firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>I read in sci.electronics.design that Gibbo
>wrote (in <email@example.com>) about '95/54/EC
>- Automotive Directive', on Wed, 23 Oct 2002:
>>>AIUI the directive is due to be amended fairly soon.
>>I too have heard this but cannot find any confirmation.
>The latest information that I have seen is that there are no plans to
>alter it in the short term - i.e. several years.
>>>>Trying to avoid the usual ridiculous BSI charges for some badly
>>>I think that these documents should be available on-line as a matter of
>>>course. Surely it is the responsibility of the powers that be to
>>>facilitate, rather than profit.
>BSI does have an aggressive pricing policy. It does now sell stuff
>that's also available free from other sources. I and others have
>protested, but to no effect. BSI Standards doesn't make a large surplus.
>>I think it's disgraceful that we have to pay for these things. They tell us
>>*have* to comply with something then refuse to tell us what we have to
>>with unless we give them money ???? What planet are these people on ?
>This one, unfortunately.
>How do you suggest paying for the administration of standards
>development other than by charging for the products?
Well it seems that Germany and France manage to do so.
> Remember that
>committee members are paid by their employers or sponsors, not BSI.
I don't know what the answer is but if the government makes laws telling us
that we have to comply with a certain specification then surely they should be
obliged to tell us what that specification is ?
Anyway the other poster kindly gave the details of that website that has every
standard on it, for free, for download. Could you put a link to it on the BSI
website ? :)
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