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ISO42010

ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 is an International Standard entitled, Systems and software engineering — Architecture description. It is a formal engineering standard that establishes a set of content requirements on architectural descriptions of systems. It supercedes IEEE 1471 and adds definitions and requirements on architecture frameworks and architecture description languages.1

 

Rich Hilliard, a participant in the workgroup which developed the standard, maintains a website at www.iso-architecture.org which is informative of things related to systems architecture standards. It includes a section on ISO 42010 and discusses the evolution of ISO 42010 from its historical base in IEEE 1471. For those who can not afford, or who may not need, an actual copy of the standard from the standards body, the website also provides an overview and some discussion of the content. That material is further summarized and interpreted here for our purposes. There is also a good summary on the Wikipedia page for the standard: ISO/IEC_42010.

 

 

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