Standards are developed and adopted through the participation and support of individuals and organizations. From public support to active participation and commitment of resources, the 19770 family of standards
In order to thank those individuals and organizations that have volunteered and to encourage continued support through industry awareness, the WG21 has developed a recognition program with the following categories:
The Bronze level recognizes those individuals and organizations that publicly support the mission and efforts of the various 19770 standards. Public support is measured by organizational website announcements, statements in news articles, and/or the submission of the WG21 Supporter form. To qualify as a Bronze Supporter, begin to promote the 19770 family of standards.
The Silver level recognizes the next level of participation beyond the Bronze Supporter where individuals and organizations actively participate in WG21 projects in addition to publicly supporting the mission and efforts of the various 19770 standards. Active support is measured by the existence of a current Terms of Reference submission.
The Gold level recognizes those individuals and organizations that provide resources and/or group management in addition to publicly supporting the mission and efforts of the various 19770 standards. Provisioning and group management is measured by the resources provided (non-personnel) and the management roles undertaken within 19770 projects.
The Platinum level is an award voted on by the members of the WG21 recognizing those individuals and organizations that provide outstanding support. Special contribution is defined as:
Significant financial support
A leader in championing the 19770 family of standards in a professional and effective manner, delivering industry awareness of the value of the standards
Significant length and quality of service
Distinguished performance in the use of 19770