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Subject: Re: [chairs] Wikis

Thanks for the heads up, Jamie,

Guess I better think about it.


At 12:31 PM -0700 6/30/05, James Bryce Clark wrote:
>     A number of OASIS TCs have asked for Wiki capability.  Wikis 
>have proven to be a useful "scratch space'" tool in communities like 
>ours. The most stable, capable commonly-used Wiki engine that our 
>tech staff have identified is MoinMoin, which several OASIS-related 
>communities use.  We plan to make Wiki pages available to any TC 
>that requests it,.  Our tech staff has installed a Wiki server and 
>is running a beta test with the XRI and XDI TCs.
>      Expected ground rules:  (a) global public readable, (b) write 
>access to TC members,  (c) the IPR Policy applies, and (d) archiving 
>of intermediate drafts is intermittent (as with all Wikis), so any 
>permanent artifacts should be moved to the regular TC document 
>     As the beta testing TCs do their work, you may find it 
>interesting to  watch.  See:  http://wiki.oasis-open.org/xri
>     and http://wiki.oasis-open.org/xdi
>     For more on the MoinMoin engine specifically see: 
>     For more on WIkis generally, here's one of many possible resources:
>      Any other TCs that are interested in being part of the beta 
>test, particularly those with robust activity and a strong 
>likelihood to use the resource, should let us know.  (Directly, 
>please, not by cc to this broad list.)  Our plan is to be done with 
>the testing phase, and integrate a Wiki link into the TC page menus, 
>by late July.
>      This new, optional facility is only one of several significant 
>improvements we're planning to OASIS document handling capabilities 
>in the next few months.  Among other things, with the assistance of 
>our Technical Advisory Board, we shortly will be posting a revised 
>plan for naming and location of all TC work product.  We expect that 
>this will make uploading, and finding, our work much easier.
>     Regards JBC
>~   James Bryce Clark
>~   Director, Standards Development, OASIS
>~   jamie.clark@oasis-open.org

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