Providing a framework and criterion of measurement for creating unambiguous definitions of entitlements.
In May 2008, the ISO/IEC Working Group 21 (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 7/WG 21)
met in Berlin and created an “Other Working Group” (OWG) to
develop the ISO/IEC 19770-3 standard with the goal of finalizing the
standard in time for the ISO Plenary meeting to be held in May of 2009
in India. John Tomeny of Sassafras Software, was appointed as the
convener of the 19770-3 OWG.
The OWG was convened on 9 September 2008 with 22 Software Asset Management (SAM) industry professionals in attendance. This page serves as the source for public information and OWG resource support for development of the standard.
A private download and discussion area is planned for OWG members soon.
The main work expected to be completed is the following, although this is subject to revision by the members of the OWG:
|The Current Working Committees
Participation is open to qualified individuals
Participation in the 19770-3 OWG is open to any qualified individuals with relevant expertise in software asset management, software licensing, software manufacturing, and related disciplines. We also welcome editorial help from individuals who have technical documentation experience. All OWG members are required to sign a statement acknowledging that the results of the work being done shall be copyright of ISO/IEC. Copyright in all drafts shall be held by ISO/IEC. All 19770-3 OWG members shall be expected to contribute meaningful content to the standard and remain active in order to maintain their membership status. To volunteer for the ISO/IEC 19770-3 OWG, click this link to send an email request to John Tomeny: johnt@ sassafras.com
ISO/IEC Software Asset Management (SAM) Standards White Paper
International Standards for Software Asset Management (SAM) provide a model to follow in setting up and operating an asset management system specifically oriented to the management of software assets. The model incorporates the features on which experts in the field have reached a consensus as being the international state of the art. Through the use of the SAM family of standards, organizations can develop and implement a framework for managing their software assets and prepare for an internal or external assessment of their SAM processes.
The focus of this presentation is on two ISO/IEC SAM Standards, one published and one under development: ISO/IEC 19770-2 Software Identification Tag and 19770-3 Software Entitlement Tag, and how they fit into the SAM ecosystem. ISO/IEC 19770-2 provides a standard for authoritative identification of software installations to assist in complete and positive identification of installed software. ISO/IEC 19770-3 is under development and will provide a framework and criterion of measurement for creating unambiguous definitions of entitlements to assist in effective software reconciliation, effective cost reduction in software license management, and proof of compliance.
Meetings and Time Commitment
The full OWG hosts conference call meetings on Tuesdays as needed -
not weekly unless necessary. The initial purpose of full OWG meetings
is to assist with collaboration between the OWG working committees and
to provide overall direction to all members. As work develops on the
standard, some of the technical work that spans the individual
committees will be addressed in the Tuesday conference calls.