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Subject: Re: [chairs] OASIS IRC, and phone bridges

     Thanks, Kelvin.  Tech staff (principally IT manager Rob Figenbaum) 
gets the thanks for the iRC work.  More to talk about, quite soon.

     On phones:  global accessibility is a big concern for us also.  On the 
other hand, our dues and infrastructure are a fraction of W3 -- 
OASIS  traditionally has been thin-client, fiscally and in other ways, by 
design.  On the third hand, the economics of phone service fundamentally is 
      I know, from painful memory myself, that asking for and managing 
bridges is an annoyance.  More acutely, is it a barrier?  To what extent do 
other leaders on this list think that phone bridge economics is a gating 
issue for us?  Is there a distinct issue for big vs. small TCs, or those 
with wider vs. narrower geographic dispersion?

     Regards JBC

~   James Bryce Clark
~   Director, Standards Development, OASIS
~   jamie.clark@oasis-open.org

At 01:19 PM 9/22/2005, Kelvin Lawrence wrote:
>Jamie, I applaud you for doing this. I have found IRC very useful in the 
>W3C meetings I have attended. This is a good sep forward.
>Related to this, are you making any progress towards having an OASIS 
>provided (does not need to be 800 number) phone bridge for TC meetings? 
>W3C also has this facility and it makes the life of the chair so much 
>easier (as opposed to having to keep asking for people to sponsor calls)
>WSS TC co-chair
>Kelvin R. Lawrence
>Distinguished Engineer & CTO, Emerging Internet Software Standards
>Member of the IBM Academy of Technology
>IBM Software Group. 11400 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758.
>BLOG: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/dw_blog.jspa?blog=730

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