Documents on different levels
The COSMIC documentation structure has several levels. From the official high-level ISO/IEC standard, down to detailed case studies on the application of the COSMIC method in a special situation. The documentation is decribed in this figure:
For all our documents COSMIC has the policy that the original master versions are in English. Although we invest a lot of effort in ensuring that the translations are exact translations of the original master version, there is always a possibility that using a translated version can lead to a different interpretation of one of our documents. In such an event, the English master version is leading and all translations are derived documents.