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PDA Standards - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does it mean to be a Standards Developer or SDO?
  • What is a standard?
  • What is a VCS?
  • What is an American National Standard (ANS)?
  • Who and what is ANSI?
  • Why did the PDA become a standards developer?
  • How does the PDA Standards Development Process work, and What is a typical time frame for developing a consensus standard?
  • Where do the ideas come from for a standard and How do I recommend a standard for development?
  • How can I learn more about the PDA Standards Development Process?