Documents submitted for Company Review and intended to become Open
Group Standards will be reviewed and approved by the Vice President
responsible for the work area, and the Director of Standards prior to
entering Company Review.
This process is also applied to documents to be released under the Snapshot
The announcement of the review will also
be circulated to all Forum Directors1.
This review will be coordinated by the Technical Editor passing the
final draft of the document for review and approval prior to
the announcement of a Company Review or prior to submission for
internal Open Group Executive Management review and approval under
the Snapshot Process.
Reasons for non-approval include:
Lack of a neutral viewpoint (e.g., inclusion of vendor-specific material or links to marketing sites)
Unacceptable conditions/encumbrances (restrictions on the use and reproduction of the material in the document)
Unacceptable format - not following the standard templates or style guide
Insufficient, erroneous or low quality content in required sections (e.g. failing to mention MDA or ArchiMate in a proposed standard that is described in its title as modeling, or failing to reference a relevant ISO standard).
Where the subject matter would be better described as a White Paper