Making UTC Document Register Public

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Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:31:27 -0800

The Unicode Technical Committee (UTC) is making its document register
freely available for public access, starting on April 15, 2013. This
decision has been taken in the interest of increasing public involvement
in the ongoing deliberations of the UTC regarding the development of the
Unicode Standard and the other standards and reports that it maintains.
Open access to the document register will also make it easier to search
the documents, both current and historical, for topics of interest,
using widely available search engines. The UTC document register
contains online documents dating back to 1997 and online registers for
paper document distributions dating back to 1991.

The date for opening up access has been set to April 15 to provide
sufficient time for anyone who might have issues concerning this change
to raise their concerns to the Unicode Consortium. In particular, any
author of a document which was submitted to the UTC under the old rules,
with the assumption that the document would be available only to current
members of the Consortium for review, who has concerns about that
document being made publicly accessible, is encouraged to contact the
Unicode Consortium <>. Please
identify precisely the document of concern and the reasons why you might
not wish for it to be included in the publicly accessible set. Please
note that the change to make the document register publicly accessible
does not change anything with regard to copyright status of existing
documents -- these documents are not being put in the public domain;
rather, the UTC is simply removing the requirement for password access
to view them.

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