2: As far as I know, the ISO 639/RA-JAC expressed, in a paper that was distributed in the TC 46 before voting the revision of the ISO 639-1 standard that introduced the list of the administrative langages of each country, its opinion that this was not a good thing to do, specially because it was not possible to properly define the concept of an "official language" . This paper was considered with attention, and was very carefully answered. The answer was directed to the ISO 639/RA-JAC and received no more reaction. The final concept introduced in ISO 3166-1 was "administrative language", with a very precise and effective definition, the corresponding lists of administrative languages where established jointly with a work of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names, and the corresponding columns in the ISO 3166-1 standard where described as informative. These solutions were recognized as satisfying and the vote of the ISO/TC 46 was most positive for the adoption of the ISO 316-1:2006 standard. The three parts of the ISO 3166 standard have been revised in 2013, and the votes for part 1 (35 national standardization TC 46 voting members, 29 approbations and 6 abstentions) and 3 (35 national standardization TC 46 voting members, 28 approbations and 7 abstentions) were unanimous, the vote on part 2 (35 national standardization TC 46 voting members, 27 approbations, 7 abstentions and 1 reprobation) being quasi-unanimous, with only one negative vote. It was during the finalization of this process that ISO TC 46 unanimously, following an unanimous proposition of its WG 2, requested the ISO 639/RA-JAC to create alpha-2 ISO 639-1 code elements concerning some administrative languages. I do not think that such a process can be described as "an independant action of certain individuals", when this is only the application of decisions taken by about 35 national standardization ISO member bodies that are the P-members of the ISO/TC 46.