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note for interested parties:

the following information is from a forthcoming AAT annual report. the information contained is deemed by AAT to be accurate and stable at the time of this posting, however is subject to supplementation and to change during preparation of a larger PDF format document, and during development of administrative area web documents that will be published on AAT's 'aatideas.org' domain web site. with an anticipated organizational focus on web site and standards development issues, it is unknown whether AAT will issue a PDF version report during the 2017 calendar year.

in the meantime, interested parties can sign up for the aaticas group, or request additional information concerning the annual report per the methods for contacting AAT.

advance preliminary annual report of AAT fiscal operations for calendar year NC 12016

AAT mission

Alliance for the Advancement of Technology strives to develop quality educational programming for members and other interested parties, to explore a focus on the development of applicable philosophies of technology, and to promote a proactive and constructive paradigm for the development of solutions to challenges relating to developments and uses of technologies.

conformance with operational directives

Alliance for the Advancement of Technology is established to operate in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law, and with the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporations Act. organizing sponsor Ronald L Stone is strongly committed to continuing efforts to promote AAT mission values.

AAT can substantively report the same status of operation for the calendar year NC 12016 as was reported for prior years back to 12007. AAT has continued to operate with the support of a small number of supporters. fiscal receipts for each year were less than USD $5000. the organization is by no means however locked into the same scale of operation.

AAT continues to operate under the conscientious direction of the organizing sponsor, who strives to improve AAT operations in accordance with the AAT mission and operational directives. AAT moreover continues to operate without any 'self-dealing' promotional arrangements. Ron continues to serve at no charge to AAT.

some recent developments

AAT holds a recent determination, effective retroactively, of California Tax-Exempt status from the California Franchise Tax Board.

AAT published metrication month posters to the year 2016.

AAT also reflects on twenty-one years of raising awareness about uses of technologies.

AAT continues to prepare for a forthcoming revision of ICAS.

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previous reports

advance preliminary annual report of AAT fiscal operations for calendar year NC 12010

AAT mission

Alliance for the Advancement of Technology strives to develop quality educational programming for members and other interested parties, to explore a focus on the development of applicable philosophies of technology, and to promote a proactive and constructive paradigm for the development of solutions to challenges relating to developments and uses of technologies.

conformance with operational directives

Alliance for the Advancement of Technology is established to operate in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law, and with the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporations Act. organizing sponsor Ronald L Stone is strongly committed to continuing efforts to promote AAT mission values.

AAT can substantively report the same status of operation for the calendar year NC 12010 as was reported for prior years back to 12007. AAT has continued to operate with the support of a small number of supporters. fiscal receipts for each year were less than USD $5000. the organization is by no means however locked into the same scale of operation.

AAT continues to operate under the conscientious direction of the organizing sponsor, who strives to improve AAT operations in accordance with the AAT mission and operational directives. AAT moreover continues to operate without any 'self-dealing' promotional arrangements. Ron continues to serve at no charge to AAT.

some recent developments

AAT published the poster "ICAS representation of uniform decades" for metrication month 12010.

AAT hopes to promote more information about developments in AAT ICAS standards in the new year, including information about ICAS in languages other than English.

in the next year, AAT also prepares to add new information to the AAT technology timeline.

advance preliminary annual report of AAT fiscal operations NC 12009 posted NC 12010

conformance with operational directives

AAT can substantively report the same status of operation for the calendar year NC 12009 as was reported for the years 12008 and 12007.

other recent developments

AAT continues to make progress with updating ICAS documents, and for improving the quality of the aatideas.org web site. AAT shall continue to build upon this progress in support of AAT mission objectives.

for any programs years prior to NC 12009, there are no changes in financial or fiscal information to report. AAT can now tentatively report that there were no substantive changes in the financial or fiscal situation of AAT for the program year NC 12009 from 12008 or 12007.

advance preliminary annual report of AAT fiscal operations NC 12008 posted NC 12009

conformance with operational directives

AAT can substantively report the same status of operation for the calendar year NC 12008 as was reported for the year 12007.

other recent developments

most of the aatideas.org web site is now migrated to the XHT filetypes. yet AAT continues to focus on completing the migration and update of web site areas, in addition to reviewing opportunities for improvement. AAT is making progress with updating ICAS documents for the new version. however this is expected to take some time, and AAT does not know how much of the remaining ICAS documents will be migrated in the first half of 2009.

AAT has indicated an alignment with the W3 model for patent claims of standards. a small number of persons who have submitted material for development or for use by AAT ICAS have given permission. no one has disclosed any patent or trademark claim that would limit the use of a contribution by AAT. moreover, AAT is unaware of any other patent or trademark claims that might affect AAT use of ICAS intellectual property.

AAT recently began a discussion with a writer/translator who is also involved in the development of other international standards. interest in the additional development of ICAS standards or resources can benefit the development of ICAS for international English or for some other languages.

advance preliminary annual report of AAT fiscal operations NC 12007 posted NC 12008

conformance with operational directives

Alliance for the Advancement of Technology designates the AAT mission and Charter, AAT privacy policy, aatideas code of e quality, aatideas.org terms of use, and 'ICAS in use' policies as operational directives for purposes of conducting aatideas.org program operations. The administration and development of AAT programs are conducted with reference to these directives. An AAT review of operations affirms the continued use of these organizational policies and directives in accordance with the program mission and objectives, and that notwithstanding the interim status of a search for and recruitment of charter personnel, that AAT conforms with the laws under which it is established.

AAT can report that all program operations throughout the period of this report have operated in conformance with the designated operational directives as they are currently referenced in this report. Since the most recent previous annual report, a substantive version change process for ICAS (Integrated Chronological Applications System) remains in process. Any changes made to other operational directives such as the aatideas.org terms of use, the privacy policy, or the e quality initiative since the most recent previous annual report are not considered to be substantial.

fiscal reporting

Following the transformation from a previous system of fiscal-year reporting in NC 12005, AAT fiscal operations are organized in terms of a calendar year period. Fiscal information in this report moreover reflects the use of ICAS standards for uniform scales of calendar and clock. Interested readers can also look to this report as an example of 'ICAS in use'.

overview of organization

Alliance for the Advancement of Technology is established for educational, scientific, and literary purposes. AAT has operated in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law, and with the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporations Act. AAT is also striving to accommodate accessibility of programs for international outreach.

AAT continues efforts to promote education about technology in general, and about particular topics such as the environment and metrication. Some of the primary activities of AAT are the publication of educational materials on the www.aatideas.org domain web site, from which a large selection of AAT publications are available at no charge. In addition to actively developing and using ICAS standards for uniform scales of calendar and clock, AAT is also organizing efforts to accommodate harmonization of ICAS standards with other standards systems. These are initiatives that have been actively addressed by the organization, with some very appropriate acknowledgements to the works of a large number of other organizations and individuals.

status of aatideas fiscal operations

As a nonprofit organization, AAT has operated on a small scale by means of volunteer effort throughout the period of this report, with no employees or contract personnel. Yet AAT continues to anticipate organizational growth in terms of personnel or member human resources, to further focus efforts on promoting AAT mission objectives. Progress is being made in a number of areas related to aatideas.org program operations. There however remain some crucial needs for an organizational staff to include a secretary and treasurer, in addition to directors. During an interim period until such charter positions can be filled, all AAT programs continue to operate under the conscientious oversight of AAT programs manager Ron Stone.

Fiscal operations are processed in accordance with AAT operational objectives. AAT uses established accounting principles and methods of fiscal management to ensure integrity of financial operation. AAT has operated without any 'self-dealing' transactions or any arrangements that pose a conflict of interest.

Since the last annual report, residents of California can note that AAT was granted charitable exempt status by the California Franchise Tax Board.

Although a benefit event has not yet been scheduled, AAT will be glad to cooperate with Jazz for Peace toward raising funds and awareness for charitable initiatives. Those who would like to participate in a Jazz for Peace benefit for AAT as an attendee or as a volunteer are encouraged to contact Jazz for Peace or AAT.

AAT is supported by a small number of private contributors, and has operated on an annual budget of less than $5000 throughout the period of this report. AAT is continuously reviewing program operations to ensure proper reporting of fiscal information in accordance with applicable law.

AAT can affirm that there are no conflict-of-interest issues to report throughout the period of this report. There were no fiscal transactions or arrangements that warranted a review for conflict-of-interest. All program material used by AAT is used toward and with reference to operational directives.

There are no substantive changes to report with regard to the fiscal administration of intellectual property assets, or with regard to the administration of any tangible assets, for the organization since the last annual report. However AAT is reviewing the administration of AAT intellectual property for harmonization with the intellectual property policies of other standards organizations, including ANSI, ISO/IEC, LISA, OASIS, Unicode Consortium, and W3C. In accordance with AAT ICAS policy, AAT shall cooperate with coordinating AAT ICAS standards with the ICAS or ICAS-related standards of other standards organizations.

Throughout the period of this report (and moreover since NC 12002), those who have contributed ideas or guidance for program material to AAT have provided such without any fiduciary arrangement other than that the contributions support educational, scientific, and literary efforts. This does not mean that those who have contributed some ideas for AAT programming necessarily agree with or endorse a particular specification, or with a particular strategy for advancing metrication. Yet AAT is obliged to focus efforts toward educational, scientific, and literary dimensions of information development rather than toward political dimensions of information campaigning concerning how people should agree with a partial or special point of view.

AAT is further obliged not to needlessly duplicate other standards. However there are areas of practice that are not addressed by currently existing standards. As such users of information are sometimes really challenged whenever there is a question about how to appropriately cite from among constellations of a growing number of standards. And it is sometimes difficult for organizations to address issues of how to update standards and resources. AAT is always looking for ways to improve, and interested parties are encouraged to get involved. Get into the AAT business!

aatideas.org annual report NC 12007

aatideas annual report NC 12006

aatideas annual report for 12005 NC and prior

aatideas program report for 12003UZ and 12004AF

12003 program year (b12003NT and b12002GM)

12002 program year (b12002AF, b12001UZ, and prior)

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next report

preview a list of some issues under consideration for a future report. contents of reports may vary with some focusing on fiscal information and others on strategic directions for AAT programs.

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aatideas.org document updated:

system identifiersdatetime
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Uniform CalendarUCUCN 12017 N17 Blue
Inter-Dial ClockIDCzone(UT)t002 tt997
'ICAS in use' can accommodate calendar and clock formatting 'for all people, for all time'.
day of yearD-o-YAD common year day017
Gregorian calendarGG2017 January 17 Tuesday
seconds, minutes, hoursSMHUT00:04:19
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