In my world, a civil war was fought between a united human government, and the human colonies that felt alienated from the republic. Despite lacking in conventional weapons, the colonials used terraformers to destroy entire planets, by ruining the existing planet's biosphere and replacing it with whatever the terraformer was set to. terraformers are depicted as massive bipedal robots (due to rule of cool).
After the colonies terraformed Earth, the surviving population eventually forgot the culture and knowledge they had once had known, and were sent back to the stone age. The new people of earth formed a religion worshiping the decrepit bodies of the terraformers, with their holy book (the Libre Terra) being a owner's manual for the terraformers.
In the Libre Terra, I want to reference standards for the use and regulation of the terraformers, but I have little idea how standards work, especially for use of a widespread technology, or what kind of standards organization (like ISO) that this would fall under.