ISO (http://www.iso.org) is the International Organization for Standardization. It is one of the few government-accepted standardization organizations. Many SDO's (standards development organisations) submit their standards to ISO for wider acceptance and adoption.
Involvement in the ISO is on a per-country basis. Involved countries each have a mirror-committee where people who work for companies (such as Red Hat, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, etc), universities and possibly other national bodies are represented. So there is no direct company-level involvement in ISO, involvement all goes through the country-based mirror committees.
The ISO JTC 1 is a group where standards relating to Information and Communication technologies are defined.
ISO JTC 1 works in subcommittees. JBoss/Red Hat is involved in the following:
JTC 1/SC 38
SC 38 focuses on Distributed Application Platforms and Services
it has the following working groups:
- JTC 1/SC 38/WG 1 - Web Services
- JTC 1/SC 38/WG 2 - SOA
- JTC 1/SC 38/WG 3 - Cloud Computing
Mirror Committee representative (via Ireland mirror): David Bosschaert