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Subject: Re: [chairs] your input on OASIS functionality enhancements

Hi Karl,

I'm particularly glad to hear that work is getting underway on 
document repository issues. I think we need to have the resources to 
have our presentations, ppt and pdf and open office available for 
public viewing, not just downloading as files per se. We also need to 
have similar facilities for implementation guides, primers, etc. I'm 
working on two of those, WSRP and CAP from EM, and I just tried to 
uploaded a 60-slide ppt presentation and discovered that I can't 
upload batches. I ended up putting the html version of the ppt on 
another site but that doesn't do our OASIS public viewers much good. 
I also have a largish amount of archival material that was developed 
prior to the time when HumanMarkup joined OASIS which I would like to 
make available from the TC pages as part of the effort to consolidate 
all of this material in one place if possible. I know that similar 
conditions and considerations exist for CAP under EM and some other 

We've made some good progress, and I hope we are all appreciative of 
the effort that has gone into making the administrative tasks easier. 
So thanks very much and I also appreciate the complexity of the tasks 

So, to summarize, my wishlist consists of:

1- batch upload capabilities so we can upload entire directories for 
such projects as presentations;
2 - ability to display presentations and documents as html from 
documents repository; and
3 - allowing public document repository to show directories and allow 
full listings rather than search-only capability since presentations 
can result in very large numbers of documents, all of which need to 
be publicly accessible.

Last thing, #3 above probably needs to be thought out better, and I 
have gotten some explanatory guidance from Brent that relates to it 
and which I will try to get to soon, but now that we are back from 
the holidays, the schedule gets nuts again. So I don't know when I 
will have the time to check the url advice to see if I can make 
things work.


At 11:31 AM -0500 1/6/04, Karl F. Best wrote:
>TC chairs and secretaries:
>As I've done in the past, I would like to ask for your input on the 
>infrastructure and functionality provided by OASIS to the TCs.
>Last spring we rolled out the new collaborative tools from Kavi, 
>including membership roster management, balloting, email lists, 
>document repository, action items, etc. While the rollout didn't go 
>as smoothly as we had hoped I think that we've got most of the bugs 
>worked out. We've recently updated the attendance notification 
>scripts (and as a reminder, these rely on your keeping your rosters 
>and meeting attendance current), and our IT staff has over the 
>holidays upgraded the Kavi software so you should see some 
>significant performance improvements.
>We have also recently launched the OASIS Standards Registry for the 
>purpose of sharing information about the status of our technical 
>work. We're asking our member organizations to submit information 
>about their implementations of OASIS TC specifications. We'll also 
>be working on synchronizing some aspects of the registry data with 
>the information stored in the Kavi database so that we don't have to 
>enter identical information in two places.
>I've had on my list for some time now the development of a document 
>management system, including functionality for persistent URLs, 
>version control, checkin/out, etc. I gathered some input from you 
>last spring and summer, and we're going to resume putting together 
>the design for this system so that we can then start development. 
>It's evident that this functionality is needed by our TCs, and we 
>want to be able to deliver this soon.
>I would like to hear from you what other functionality is crucially 
>needed by the TCs for their operation. While our development 
>resources are limited and so we must concentrate on those things 
>most important to the largest number of our members, we want to hear 
>from you what sorts of things we ought to be working on. (We would 
>also be interested in hearing about any development resources that 
>any of our member companies could contribute to our infrastructure 
>Please reply to this list or to me directly over the next couple of 
>weeks so that we on the OASIS staff can make our development plans 
>for the rest of the year.
>Karl F. Best
>Vice President, OASIS
>office  +1 978.667.5115 x206     mobile +1 978.761.1648
>karl.best@oasis-open.org      http://www.oasis-open.org

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