for Adopt-a-Spec Process
In an effort
to facilitate the Consortium’s mission of creating,
maintaining and distributing standards that expand the use of PC/104
technology in embedded products, the Consortium is establishing the
following process for adopting specifications:
- Any group or
individual(s) having a specification for an embedded technology that
implements and/or supports PC/104 technology may present the specification
to the Consortium for consideration as a standard. Those presenting
the specification must provide the following:
a) Complete documentation of the specification
b) Justification for the Consortium adopting the specification
c) Signed agreement to transfer all rights of ownership to the Consortium.
Consortium will receive submitted specifications at the first Board
meeting following receipt of a completed submittal package at the
executive offices of the Consortium. Copies of the submittal package
will be distributed to all Board members for review.
- At the 2nd scheduled
Board meeting the Board will deem the submittal as one to consider
or one to decline. The Board will make this decision using the
Evaluation Criteria” posted
on the website.
- If the Board declines
a specification for consideration, a letter will be sent to the submitting
group or individual(s) thanking them and making any and all statements
needed to officially decline the specifications.
- If the Board
retains a specification for more lengthily consideration, a letter
will be sent to the submitters informing them of the Board’s
interest. The Board may call upon the submitters to provide
additional information as required to evaluate the specification.
- The Board’s
evaluation of the specification will be posted on the website in
the “Members Only” section to notify
all Consortium members of the Board’s interest and consideration
of the specification for adoption.
- The Board will
list any and all action items needed to complete its evaluation of
the specification at its Board meeting and record these items in
the Minutes of the Board meeting. The action items will be assigned
and scheduled to conclude by the fifth Board meeting following the
- At the fifth meeting
after the specification is submitted the Board will vote its preference
for adopting, declining or postponing the vote of the specification.
- If the specification
is adopted it will then become a “Standard” and
will be presented to the general membership for consideration
and a vote in accordance with the bylaws of the Consortium.
Criteria for Evaluation of a Proposed Specifications
New Specifications must:
- Embrace PC/104 growth and proliferation
- Embrace embedded technology
- Add to or promote the existing standards of the Consortium by implementing
new technologies in an innovative and forward thinking manner
- Extend the applicability of existing standards in functionality and/or
- Not negatively impact existing standards or compete for the same space
- Seek to achieve a satisfactory level of compatibility between all other