[sc34wg3] The Norwegian National Body position on ISO 13250

Motomu Naito sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Tue, 15 Apr 2003 09:55:09 +0900

Biezunski-san, Mary-san,

At 08:54 03/04/14 -0400, you wrote:
> > >PMTM4 has been translated in Japanese by Naitto-san, and
> > >it was not at that time a CD.
> >
> > I would guess that this was a big favor to you and it was not
> > part of standard
> > procedures. I guess you own him more than a beer for this  :)
>"A big favor to me"? Come on, Mary, don't fool
>yourself with this idea that the world is black
>and white, that there are "favors" rendered.
>Of course I am glad every time a text on topic maps
>is translated in a new language. Especially when it is
>intended to make the community around progress on
>their awareness of what is discussed. I applaude
>for efforts to let people know what is going on.
>It's even more remarkable when the text translated
>is an intermediary step, because it really helps
>people understand the discussion while it's taking
>place. It means that instead of relying on others
>that don't speak your own language and wait until
>you finish all the discussion, you are offered
>an opportunity to get informed -- and why not
>be encouraged to participate -- in an ongoing
>process. I find this remarkable.
>Thank you again Naitto-san for having made
>a draft text available to people who speak

It's my pleasure.
But, just information,
It is a work of committee of JSA (Japanese Standards Association.)
And it has become TR (Technical Report) X 0090
investigated by Information Processing Divisional Council,
Japanese Industrial Standards Committee.

I think, JSA translated it because it stable and useful to understand Topic Maps.

Thank you.

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