Only a month passed since my rant about IEEE's tightening grip on their standards, and what happens? ITU, the International Telecommunication Union allows completely free access to most of their published standards.
As of 1 January 2007, take advantage of free pdf versions of current, in-force ITU-T Recommendations during a trial period.
Interesting. Although the "trial period" bothers me a little, it's almost unbelievable at first. Of course, to me it seems the most sensible thing to do, considering the dangers the telcos (as in, POTS/ISDN providers) face from the VoIP world. Now you can inspect all levels of telecommunications standards from these bodies:
Whoever is responsible for that, thank you!