Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This document specifies the conformance and reference software implementing the normative clauses of all parts of ISO/IEC 23005. The information provided is applicable for determining the reference software modules available for the parts of ISO/IEC 23005, understanding the functionality of the available reference software modules, and utilizing the available reference software modules. The available reference software modules are specified in the form of application programming interfaces (API) according to ISO/IEC 23006-1.
Furthermore, this document provides means for conformance testing, i.e. bit-streams (XML descriptions) that conform or do not conform to the normative clauses of the other parts of ISO/IEC 23005 and informative descriptions thereof.