Re: UL: Told ya it was a DONE Deal!
- Actually they really don't charge for helping put the
Standards together. We made them explain it to us
twice, They hope companies will become members, but
you don't have too. They do charge for copies of the
standards, but that's only $ 25.00 for the first one
and you can run copies if you want. Every manufacture
will want to get 1 copy but that isn't much of a cost.
Only manufactures will need a copy. He told us that
the way they make money is in the long run, by being
the distributor of the standards, then over the years
they keep making money on work they did a long time
ago. They maintain a Library of like 72,000
standards, at that rate you don't have to sell to many
copies. What I didn't like about using them is they
take soooo long, but because they cost so little
everyone wanted to use them.
--- Steve Gould <steve@...> wrote:
> In case you wondered where that "consensus
> standards" terminology came
> from, when you first read the Sprot/GA-Lite NPRM?
> See, they even knew which firm was going to be
> involved in setting those
> standards. I'm certain competitive bidding was
> involved in selecting
> this organization to get the best value of our tax
> dollars? ;-)
> Oh...that's right, ASTM is a "non-profit"
> organization. <wink> <wink>
> All right now, Class.
> Please pay attention.
> Today we add a NEW Alphabet to our vocabulary.
> American Society for Testing and Materials...ASTM
> Very good class
> Now, don't forget to pay your Alphabet dues, before
> you leave today.
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