ISO is doing its already-tarnished reputation no favours. “Standardisation by corporation,” a phrase probably coined by that who escaped ISO just before its downfall, appears to be a new standard at ISO.
In my French, ISO is to become the next ECMA International. Indeed, SC34 expects more controversy to come: The participants in SC 34 propose to shield themselves from public criticism.
If ISO hopes to find itself sheltered behind closed doors (repetition of the events in Geneva [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]), it will cease to become a legitimate authority for ratification of transparent, open, free and fair international standard. It will become a cabal. █