PL as an open standard

Ideally, the rules of Petanque Libre would be developed and maintained as an open international standard by a working group of interested and qualified persons, in the way that the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops open international technical standards using a collaborative process and Requests for Comments.

A standards process is OPEN when membership in the working committee (the committee developing the standard) is open to all technically qualified groups or persons, and it solicits and seriously considers comments and feedback from the prospective standard’s user community.