Rogue archivist Carl Malamud writes,
For the first time, a full standards bureau is now available on the Internet for people to examine. This archive is published for the people of India and the people of the world who wish to see the technical specifications for public safety that govern our modern society. The archive includes 18,825 standards. Many of them have txt file extracts and over 600 are already available in HTML, SVG, or MATHML renditions.
Our goal is to convert the entire archive into valid HTML. We're exploring a possible kickstarter campaign to fund that process. This is the first of several steps in a campaign of standards satygraha to promote public education and public safety, equal justice for all, a better informed citizenry, the rule of law, world trade and world peace. The campaign begins with India, which has one of the most advanced Right to Information laws in the world.
Jai Hind. Jai Code.
Public Safety Standards of the Republic of India
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