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Subject: CGM Transition - Reminder and next steps

Sorry for the cross-post - This message is being distributed to all
OASIS CGM mail lists because the message impacts everyone in the OASIS
CGM community and to ensure uniform understanding among the entire

A CGM-Open Member Section ballot was undertaken to initiate transfer
of CGM activity from OASIS to the newly forming CGMO Foundation [1].
That ballot passed, see results posted [2]

the above ballot initiates the transfer of the Assets originally
transferred to OASIS under the CGMO Consortium Inc Asset Transfer
Agreement of 2005. OASIS supports the subsequent transfer of these
Assets to CGMO Foundation and has ensured that our Liaison Policy
(which governs such contributions) allows for such a transfer.  My
initial instructions suggested a course of action, which was
subsequently delayed by the CGM Steering Committee, but should now be
followed with vigor if you are to keep on schedule.  See the mail
thread starting at [3]

By copy of this message, I am asking Jamie Clark, OASIS General
Counsel and Liaison Policy expert, to assist the WebCGM TC in crafting
their TC motion and ballot to initiate the Asset transfer as allowed
in the Liaison Policy and to work with the TC to ensure a timely

By copy of this message, I am also asking Chet Ensign, OASIS Director
of TC Administration, to work with the WebCGM TC in crafting a TC
motion and ballot to close. Closing the TC is a necessary step in
support of the MS ballot, which expects no further development of the
CGM spec at OASIS.

Both these above steps must be completed in advance of submitting the
formal request to transfer to the  Board of Directors.  I believe you
want to have this Asset transfer addressed in the October Board
meeting, so the last date to submit this request is 14 October.  Jamie
and Chet will work with you on the process details, but the deadline
is coming up, so please start action now.

The CGMO Steering Committee has requested that a portion of the dues
paid to OASIS by CGMO MS Members be transferred to the new CGMO
Foundation. [4]  OASIS management believes this is not an appropriate
use of OASIS dues and has denied the request [5].  This issue remains
in active discussion (see the SC mail archives) and is expected to be
resolved by or before the October Board meeting.

Thank you in advance your your work to meet this schedule.  In
addition to the influences directing a timely migration to the CGMO
Foundation, the CGM Open Member Section in OASIS is expected to be
closed by policy (See Member Section Policy Section 3.4 related to
lack of Supporting Entities) in November.  You should endeavor to have
the migration complete before then.

I hope this helps pave a path forward,


[1]  https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/cgmopen-ms/email/archives/201305/msg00002.html

[2]  https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/cgmopen-ms/email/archives/201306/msg00009.html

[3]  https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/cgmopen-ms/email/archives/201306/msg00001.html

[4]  https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/cgmopen-sc/download.php/50002/latest/20130718_CGMO_SC.pdf

[5]  https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/cgmopen-sc/email/archives/201307/msg00013.html
Scott McGrath

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