[Accessibility] Conformance Statement Draft--For Wednesday's Telecon

Bill Haneman Bill.Haneman at Sun.COM
Fri Aug 19 08:13:32 PDT 2005

I believe George is correct.  The document should probably be 
re-titled.  For ease of understanding, we might keep a title like "What 
Compliance with the FSGA Means", and in the first paragraph point to the 
FSG definition of compliance, e.g. in terms of a set of conformance 
requirements.  We should then go on to explain what this means in 
practical terms to the following:

* end users
* developers
* VARs

Thanks for making this clear, and finding the relevant FSG pointers!



George Kraft wrote:

>After rereading the FSGA Conformance Statement, I believe it is
>mislabeled.  I believe what has been written is the benefits of
>Below is the FSG Certification Authority's definition of conformance,
>compliance used for the, and certification with examples with respect to
>the LSB product standards.
>CONFORMANCE requirements are stated in a specification (they are an
>agreed set of rules defining what it means to meet the requirements of a
>specification). [there should be a lot of "shall provide" and "may
>provide" statements one must follow.]
>Example: http://refspecs.freestandards.org/LSB_2.1.0/LSB-Core-generic/LSB-Core-generic/implementation.html
>COMPLIANCE is a claim of conformance.
>Example: http://www.redhat.com/en_us/USA/Home/Company/News%2Band%2BEvents/Red%2BHat%2BPress%2BRelease%2BArchive/2004/Red%2BHat%2BEnterprise%2BLinux%2Bv.3%2BHas%2BBecome%2BFirst%2BVendor%2Bto%2BAchieve%2BLSB%2BInternationalization%2BRuntime%2BEnvironment%2BCertification.html
>CERTIFICATION is proof of compliance (by some agreed measure, sometimes
>this is not total proof, sometimes there is an attached warranty,
>sometimes there is a logo or mark that can be used in association with a
>certified product).
>Example: http://www.linuxbase.org/test/registered.html
>George (gk4)

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