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DateRFCInitiatorDescription
2012-03-15 RFC 01 Public.Resource.Org

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RFC 01: Notice of Incorporation

Notice of incorporation and request for comment dispatched by Federal Express courier service to the attention of the general counsels of ANSI, ASME, ASTM, BSI, IEEE, ISO, NFPA, NSF, SAE, and UL with courtesy copies provided to the Register of Copyrights, the Administrator of OIRA, the Chairman of the FTC, the Archivist of the United States, the Chairman of ACUS, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Boing Boing.

2012-03-19 RFC 01-01 Boing Boing Liberating America's secret, for-pay laws.

124 comments were received.
2012-03-26 RFC 01-02 British Standards Institution image of the return airbill
British Standards Institution

The British Standards Institution returned the package with no comment.
2012-03-27 RFC 01-03 The White House image of returned box
Executive Office of the President

The White House returned the package with no comment.
2012-12-28 RFC 01-XX Awaiting Responses No further responses have been received.
2012-05-01 RFC 02 Public.Resource.Org

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RFC 02: Public Safety Code Collection

Electronic versions of standards were released on law.resource.org and uploaded to the Public Safety Codes collection on the Internet Archive.

2012-05-15 RFC 02-01 Boing Boing Publishing America's for-pay, private laws - legal piracy.

22 comments were received.
2012-11-02 RFC 02-02 American Petroleum Institute Notice of objection to the posting of legally-mandated public safety codes.
2012-11-03 RFC 02-02a Public.Resource.Org Response to the notice of objection.

No further communications have been received from the American Petroleum Institute.
2012-12-12 RFC 02-03 National Standard Plumbing Code Committee Notice of objection to the posting of legally-mandated public safety codes.
2012-12-13 RFC 02-03a Public.Resource.Org Response to the notice of objection.

No further communications have been received from the National Standard Plumbing Code Committee.
2013-01-10 RFC 02-04 Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association Notice of objection to the posting of legally-mandated public safety codes.
2013-01-11 RFC 02-04a Public.Resource.Org Response to the notice of objection.
2013-02-05 RFC 02-04b Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association Rebuttal from the SMACCNA to the response from Public.Resource.Org.
2013-05-29 RFC 02-04c Public.Resource.Org and EFF In the Matter of PRO v. SMACNA.
2013-05-29 RFC 02-04d Public.Resource.Org and EFF PACER (RECAP) Docket.
2013-07-09 RFC 02-04e Public.Resource.Org and EFF Public.Resource.Org Prevails.
2013-01-24 RFC 02-05 American Society of Safety Engineers Notice of objection to the posting of legally-mandated public safety codes.
2013-01-24 RFC 02-05a Public.Resource.Org Response to the notice of objection.

No further communications have been received from the American Society of Safety Engineers.
2013-03-05 RFC 02-06 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Notice of objection to the posting of legally-mandated public safety codes.
2013-03-08 RFC 02-06a Public.Resource.Org Response to the notice of objection.

No further communications have been received from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
2013-03-13 RFC 02-07 American Welding Society Notice of objection to the posting of legally-mandated public safety codes.
2013-03-13 RFC 02-07a Public.Resource.Org Response to the notice of objection.

No further communications have been received from the American Welding Society.
2013-09-17 RFC 02-08 American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
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Notice of objection to the posting of legally-mandated public safety codes.
2013-09-18 RFC 02-08a Public.Resource.Org Response to the notice of objection.

No further communications have been received from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
2013-12-16 RFC 02-09 American Educational Research Association Notice of objection to the posting of legally-mandated public safety codes.
2013-12-19 RFC 02-09a Public.Resource.Org Response to the notice of objection.
2013-12-26 RFC 02-10 International Code Council Notice of objection to the posting of legally-mandated public safety codes.
2013-12-26 RFC 02-10a Public.Resource.Org Response to the notice of objection.
2013-12-26 RFC 02-10c International Code Council Eight more objections to the posting of legally-mandated public safety codes.
2013-12-27 RFC 02-10d Public.Resource.Org Response to the 8 notices of objection.
2014-01-06 RFC 02-10e International Code Council Withdrawal of the objection.
2014-04-01 RFC 02-10f International Code Council Invitation to Lunch.
2014-04-09 RFC 02-11 National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP) Response to NCRP Phone Call Demanding Removal of Documents.
2012-08-30 RFC 03 Public.Resource.Org

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RFC 03: Standards of India

Electronic versions of 704 standards from India were released on law.resource.org

2012-08-30 RFC 03-01 Boing Boing Revealed at last: India's public safety code for tamarind pulp

17 comments were received.
2013-09-07 RFC 03-02 Boing Boing All of India's public safety standards now online for free

6 comments were received.
2013-09-18 RFC 03-XX Awaiting Responses No further responses have been received.
2012-12-30 RFC 04 Public.Resource.Org

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RFC 04: Global Public Safety Collection

10,062 legally mandated public safety standards, available at law.resource.org

2012-12-30 RFC 04-01 Boing Boing Public Resource liberates global building codes, include the Eurocode -- free the law!

19 comments were received.
2013-01-30 RFC 04-02 The Right Honorable Francis Maude
United Kingdom
Request for assistance and comment to the Rt. Hon. Francis Maude, Cabinet Secretary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
2013-03-05 RFC 04-02a The Right Honorable Francis Maude
United Kingdom
Staff responded via electronic mail that “You would be best placed by talking to someone from Ministry of Justice or National Archives as we are primarily concerned with the publication of open data.”
2013-01-30 RFC 04-03 Vice-President Neelie Kroes
European Union
Request for assistance and comment to the Hon. Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Union.
2013-02-18 RFC 04-03a Vice-President Neelie Kroes
European Union
Referral from Vice President Kroes to Vice-President Antonio Tajani.

Awaiting response.
2013-02-04 RFC 04-04 President Atsushi Seike
Keio University
Request for assistance and comment to President Atsushi Seike-Sensei, President of Keio University of Japan.

Awaiting response.
2013-02-04 RFC 04-05 Deputy Prime Minister Bill English
New Zealand
Request for assistance and comment to the Hon. Bill English, M.P., the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand.
2013-02-12 RFC 04-05a Deputy Prime Minister Bill English
New Zealand
Referral from the Hon. Bill English to the Hon. John Banks, Associate Minister for Commerce.
2013-03-28 RFC 04-05b Hon. John Banks
New Zealand
Response from the Hon. John Banks.
2013-02-07 RFC 04-06 Australian Building Codes Board Cease and Desist Notice from the Australian Building Codes Board.
2013-02-10 RFC 04-06r Public.Resource.Org Response from Public.Resource.Org to the Australian Building Codes Board.
2013-02-10 RFC 04-07 The Hon. Obed Bapela
Republic of South Africa
Request for assistance and comment to the Hon. Obed Papela, Deputy Minister in the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa.

Awaiting response.
2013-02-10 RFC 04-08 Dr. Bitange Ndemo
Republic of Kenya
Request for assistance and comment to Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communication of the Republic of Kenya.

Awaiting response.
2013-05-28 RFC 04-09 Mr. Jon Kirke, Esq.
British Standards Institution
DMCA Notice of Purported Copyright Infringement.
2013-05-31 RFC 04-09r Public.Resource.Org Response to DMCA Notice of Purported Copyright Infringement.
2014-01-23 RFC 04-10 Mr. Winston Bennett
CARICOM Regional Organisation
Notification and Demand to Cease and Desist.
2014-01-28 RFC 04-10r Public.Resource.Org Response to Notice and Demand.
2014-02-11 RFC 04-10wmv Public.Resource.Org and CARICOM Conference Call (23.4 MB .wmv File | transcript | Internet Archive)
2014-02-14 RFC 04-10c Mr. Winston Bennett
CARICOM Regional Organisation
Proposed Framework for Dialogue.
2014-02-20 RFC 04-10d Public.Resource.Org Response to Proposed Framework for Dialogue.
2014-03-25 RFC 04-10e Public.Resource.Org Request for Status of Items Outstanding.
2014-03-07 RFC 04-11 South African Bureau of Standards Notification and Demand to Cease and Desist.
2014-03-11 RFC 04-11r Public.Resource.Org Response to Notice and Demand.
2013-05-30 RFC 05 Public.Resource.Org

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RFC 05: Official State Codes

Official state codes, available at law.resource.org and the Internet Archive.

2013-05-30 RFC 05-01 Arkansas Code Revision Commission
State of Arkansas
Notification of Promulgation and Publication to the State of Arkansas.

Awaiting response.
2013-05-30 RFC 05-02 President of the Senate
State of Colorado
Notification of Promulgation and Publication to the State of Colorado.

Awaiting response.
2013-05-30 RFC 05-03 Speaker of the House
State of Georgia
Notification of Promulgation and Publication to the State of Georgia.
2013-07-25 RFC 05-03r Georgia Code Revision Commission Notice of Purported Copyright Infringement.
2013-07-25 RFC 05-03a Public.Resource.Org Response to Notice of Purported Copyright Infringement.
2013-08-15 RFC 05-03b Georgia Code Revision Commission Second Notice of Purported Copyright Infringement.
2013-09-24 RFC 05-03c Public.Resource.Org Code Distribution.
2014-03-15 RFC 05-03d Public.Resource.Org Proclamation of Promulgation
2014-04-02 RFC 05-03e Georgia Code Revision Commission Reiteration of Previous Notices.
2013-05-30 RFC 05-04 Speaker of the House
State of Idaho
Notification of Promulgation and Publication to the State of Idaho.
2013-07-12 RFC 05-04a The State of Idaho DMCA Notice of Purported Copyright Infringement.
2013-07-15 RFC 05-04b Public.Resource.Org Response to Notice of Purported Copyright Infringement.
2013-05-30 RFC 05-05 Speaker of the House
State of Mississippi
Notification of Promulgation and Publication to the State of Mississippi.
2013-10-07 RFC 05-05a The State of Mississippi Certified Mail and Demand
2013-03-25 RFC 05-06 General Counsel
District of Columbia
Notification of Promulgation and Publication to the District of Columbia.
2013-09-13 RFC 05-06r General Counsel
District of Columbia
Request for Removal
2013-09-18 RFC 05-06r Public.Resource.Org Response to Request for Removal
2013-05-30 RFC 06 Public.Resource.Org

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RFC 06: Codes of Commerce and Law

Legally mandated codes of commerce and law, including codes blue and bean.

2012-06-26 RFC 06-01 Boing Boing Harvard, let everyone have access to the Bluebook!

27 comments were received.
2013-06-26 RFC 06-02 Federal Accounting Standards Board Notification of Promulgation and Publication to the FASB.
2013-08-08 RFC 06-02a Federal Accounting Standards Board Response From the FASB.
2013-08-20 RFC 06-02b Public.Resource.Org Further Communication from Public.Resource.Org.
2013-06-14 RFC 06-03 The Harvard Law School
Dean Martha L. Minow
Request for Deliberation and Reconsideration.
2013-07-18 RFC 06-03r Ropes & Gray, LLP
Peter M. Brody, Esq.
Response from External Counsel.
2013-07-22 RFC 06-03a Public.Resource.Org Respectful Response in re Redaction.