registry of standardization
John B., et. al.,
Each of the international standards organizations does maintain a catalog of
their standards, usually grouped by application domain or committee
responsible for their adoption and maintenance. Most references have a short
abstract or scope statement included with the catalog entry. But I would not
call any of these catalogs a registry of standardization issues. They record
results of the standardization process. And what sort of 'standardization
issues' would you expect to be registered?
The international standards people and processes for agreement just do not
work in the manner you seem to desire, nor do I suspect they ever could.
Funding for international standardization support is focused on the benefits
of international commercial activity and not on egalitarian principles for
unified effort. That said, there are literally thousands of people
world-wide doing their best to craft international standards of substance
that enable better cooperation and collaboration among trading partners.
Unfortunately, all of them by necessity work in restricted domains and have
little if any time to devote to efforts beyond their domain.
So, while "it would be good for all people to know all of these things" we
must rely on collective knowledge to bridge the gaps each of us individually
posses. I think we are well past the one size fits all mentality of an
ontology "standard" and properly focusing on "strong heterogeneous
modularity", but, as you rightly point out, linking these islands of
knowledge is still a significant challenge that will require enormous
individual and collective effort.