ISO ( is the International Organization for Standardization. It is one of the few government-accepted standardization organizations. Many SDO's (standards development organisations) submit their standards to ISO for wider acceptance and adoption.


    Involvement in the ISO is on a per-country basis. Involved countries each have a mirror-committee where people who work for companies (such as Red Hat, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, etc), universities and possibly other national bodies are represented. So there is no direct company-level involvement in ISO, involvement all goes through the country-based mirror committees.


    The ISO JTC 1 is a group where standards relating to Information and Communication technologies are defined.

    ISO JTC 1 works in subcommittees. JBoss/Red Hat is involved in the following:


    JTC 1/SC 38

    SC 38 focuses on Distributed Application Platforms and Services

    it has the following working groups:

    • JTC 1/SC 38/WG 1 - Web Services
    • JTC 1/SC 38/WG 2 - SOA
    • JTC 1/SC 38/WG 3 - Cloud Computing


    Mirror Committee representative (via Ireland mirror): David Bosschaert