here if you are at end-user organization, or here if you are with a software vendor, software tools provider or practitioner organization.
The Working Group responsible for international SAM standards (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 WG21) met on Jeju Island, Korea from 20 through 25 May 2012 collocated with the SC7 plenary and the other SC7 Working Groups.
It was a productive meeting, with ten individuals attending in person, and another five attending remotely, with representatives from seven national standards bodies (Denmark, India, Ireland (new!), Japan, Poland, UK, and US) and from three liaison organizations (BSA, IAITAM, and itSMFI). Additionally there were attendees from three further national standards bodies for specific sessions (China, Ivory Coast, and Luxembourg).
Discussions were held related to the next face-to-face meeting of WG21 which will be in Palm Springs, California, USA 10-12 October, hosted by IAITAM in conjunction with the IAITAM annual US conference 17-19 October. There are also plans for a meeting on 16 October open to all to solicit views about "Emerging Software Asset Management (SAM) standard requirements". Likewise, there is expected to be the first Annual General Meeting of the International SAM Standards User Group (ISSUG) after the open meeting, for those interested.
WG21 meetings are not intended to do detailed standards editing, but rather to advance work procedurally for which the detailed work is being done separately; to coordinate; and to consider new work. For the purposes of this report, it is easiest to summarize status by broad areas of work. Explanations of the different stages of standards development are available elsewhere, including in the document "ISS-N002 How ISO SAM Standards are Created" on 19770.org (not completely current), and in the detailed ISO directives available at iso.org/directives.
File Repository' tab of this website to download copies.