International Organization for Standardization or ISO

The International Organization for Standardization, or ISO (the claim is made, on the introductory page about ISO, that "ISO" is not an acronym, but comes from the Greek word isos, meaning "equal"), is "a network of the national standards institutes of 146 countries, on the basis of one member per country".

They are responsible for developing and publishing standards for international use, on various topics:

This includes network related standards, like:

The term "ISO", when used in a networking context, often refers to the OSI protocol suite - see IsoProtocolFamily.

The full set of ISO standards is documented at the ISO Standards Glossary.

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