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Dear Melinda,
Thank you very much.
Let me add that this ISO 639/MA would have , exactly as this is the case of the ISO 3166/MA I m chairing, the task to maintain (create, delete, change, reserve every information contained in) the tables of the alpha-2 and alpha-3 code elements according to the rules written in the normative text of the future standard ISO 639. In my experience this can only rapidly and efficiently work if the composition of the Maintenance Agency is not too big (at most 10 members) and balanced between every interessed community. So that the current composition of the JAC is a perfect model for this, and also in the interst of continuity and experience I would recommand nine members:
- one representative of the terminologic community (like Infoterm, to begin with);
- one representative of the library community (like the Library of Congress, to begin with);
- one representative of the linguistic community (like SIL International , to begin with) ;
- three representative of TC 37;
- three representative of TC 46.
Every member having a substitute.
Concerning the list of persons to adress the survey, I would think adequate that every current and past (even substitute) of the ISO 639/RA-JAC be on the list.
Bien amicalement.
Gérard Lang

 
Le 5 août 2013 à 17:43, Melinda Lyons a écrit :

> Dear Gerard,
> 
> Thank you for your input. I will add the option of a single maintenance agency as an option for the survey.
> 
> Melinda
> 
> On 8/3/13 3:50 PM, Gérard Lang-Marconnet wrote:
>> Dear Melinda,
>> Thank you for your message.
>> In my opinion, in the case that the texts of the six standards forming the current parts (or maybe only the five first parts) of ISO 639 would be united in one single normative text as a revised standard ISO 639, I would find wise to create a unique ISO 639 Maintenance Agency (ISO 639/MA) to replace the four current ISO 639 Registration Authorities (ISO 639/RAs) and the ISO 639/RA-JAC as well. I do not find appropriate to create a single ISO 639 Registration Authority (ISO 639/RA) in this occasion.
>> Bien amicalement.
>> Gérard Lang
>> 
>> 
>> Le 24 juil. 2013 à 23:48, ISO639-3 a écrit :
>> 
>>> Dear Members of the Joint Advisory Committee,
>>> 
>>> As many of you know, the TC-37 decided to get input about the possible revision of ISO 639 before drafting or proposing a New Work Item. Attached is the survey that has been developed to solicit preliminary input. We expect to send it to no more than 50 people, to receive input on the current standard and processes. If further input is needed, we will formulate a questionnaire as a second step, using input from the survey.
>>> 
>>> Please read through the questions, and let me know if there is something crucial that should be added before I send it out to a selected list. And if there are any people that should receive the survey, send the names to Bill Rivers, at the address listed.
>>> 
>>> Thank you for taking time to read and comment.
>>> 
>>> Melinda Lyons
>>> Secretary,
>>> Joint Advisory Committee
>>> 
>>> 
>>> <Survey on ISO639(v2).doc>