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The Austin Group or the Austin Common Standards Revision Group is a joint technical
working group A working group, or working party, is a group of experts working together to achieve specified goals. The groups are domain-specific and focus on discussion or activity around a specific subject area. The term can sometimes refer to an interdis ...

working group
formed to develop and maintain a common revision of
POSIX The Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) is a family of standard Standard may refer to: Flags * Colours, standards and guidons * Standard (flag), a type of flag used for personal identification Norm, convention or requirement * St ...
.1 and parts of the
Single UNIX Specification The Single UNIX Specification (SUS) is the collective name of a family of standards for computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to Execution (computing), carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. ...
. The approach to specification development is "write once, adopt everywhere", with the deliverables being a set of specifications that carry the IEEE POSIX designation, The Open Group's Technical Standard designation, and the ISO/IEC designation. The new set of specifications is simultaneously ISO/IEC/IEEE 9945, and forms the core of the Single UNIX Specification Version 3. The IEEE formerly designated this standard as 1003.1. This unique development combines both the industry-led efforts and the formal standardization activities into a single initiative, and includes a wide spectrum of participants. The group currently has approximately 500 participants, and is chaired by Andrew Josey from
The Open Group The Open Group is a global consortium that seeks to "enable the achievement of business objectives" by developing "open Open or OPEN may refer to: Music * Open (band) Open is a band. Background Drummer Pete Neville has been involved in the ...
. The Open Group manages the day-to-day running of the group, providing the chair, the editor and email and web facilities. There are no fees for participation or membership. The decision making process is divided between the three entities that publish the resulting standard:
ISO/IEC ISO/IEC JTC 1 is a joint technical committee (JTC) of the International Organization for Standardization The International Organization for Standardization (ISO; ) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from var ...
( Joint Technical Committee 1, subcommittee 22),
IEEE The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional association A professional association (also called a professional body, professional organization, or professional society) usually seeks to further Further or ...
PASC (
Portable Applications Standards Committee Portable may refer to: General * Portable building A portable, demountable or transportable building is a building designed and built to be movable rather than permanently located. Portable buildings are generally manufactured using sustainab ...
) and
The Open Group The Open Group is a global consortium that seeks to "enable the achievement of business objectives" by developing "open Open or OPEN may refer to: Music * Open (band) Open is a band. Background Drummer Pete Neville has been involved in the ...
, with each of these appointing an Organisational Representative (OR). The three ORs judge if there is consensus, and are responsible for initiating ballots within their respective organisations as required. POSIX Working groups


References

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