[MPEG-OTSPEC] Removal of the CFF and CF2 from OFF standard

David Singer singer at apple.com
Fri Oct 9 17:20:17 CEST 2020

> On 9Oct, 2020, at 8:09 , Dave Crossland <dcrossland at google.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 11:07 AM David Singer <singer at apple.com> wrote:
> your problem comes when there are changes proposed and accepted through the ISO process of international review. the external copy doesn’t have the rights to fold those in.
> But we would seek their author to contribute them, and, if not possible, we would rewrite from scratch that section and submit it, same as we plan to do to everything else. 

but a rewrite from scratch would have to be in different words, and now your copy and the official standard have diverged.

I have no idea how you could go about finding the original author. National Body comments come in from the the national bodies and are then consolidated and sent to the committee for action.

so, for example, you’ll get a comment like this

Denmark<number>, technical comment, the default value for Foo results in an out-of-range value for Bar when the process in section is used, recommended action: adopt the following more complex algorithm for computing Bar in


or even complete replacement or additional text.

Dave Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple

singer at apple.com

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