ES5 is an ECMA standard
Allen.Wirfs-Brock at microsoft.com
Mon Dec 7 10:51:46 PST 2009
Note that the official standard in PDF form is now available here: http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/files/ECMA-ST/ECMA-262.pdf
From: es-discuss-bounces at mozilla.org [mailto:es-discuss-bounces at mozilla.org] On Behalf Of Waldemar Horwat
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 1:24 PM
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Subject: ES5 is an ECMA standard
ES5 was officially approved as an ECMA standard at the ECMA General Assembly held at Google yesterday. The vote, with 2/3 required to pass, was 19 yes and 2 no, with IBM voting no due to the lack of decimal and Intel voting no because they didn't have enough time to study the intellectual property implications of the standard.
Fast track submission to ISO was also approved by the ECMA General Assembly.
BSD licensing of ECMA copyright-owned code like the test suite also received quite a bit of debate at the General Assembly. The GA agreed to a postal ballot after the next Coordinating Committee meeting, assuming a proposal is made to them in time and they like it.
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