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

Paul, thanks for the tip, I didn't know they had that option. (I still get
asked all the time - and wonder myself - how do these guys DO it??)


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Fremantle [mailto:paul@wso2.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 11:19 PM
To: Drummond Reed
Cc: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [chairs] OASIS IRC, and phone bridges


You can also use freeconference for up to a 100 people with a reserved 
call and still no charge, as long as you dont need toll-free dial in.


Drummond Reed wrote:

>The XRI and XDI TCs also frequently used www.freeconference.com as our
>bridge. It's received some press recently as a popular alternative to paid,
>reservation-based services. Up to 25 participants can conference for up to
>hours with no reservation and at no cost (though a toll call).
>They have an upgrade to paid service for reservation-based calls, toll-free
>numbers, or webconferencing.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: John M. Greacen [mailto:john@greacen.net] 
>Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 8:10 PM
>To: 'James Bryce Clark'; chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
>Cc: rob.figenbaum@oasis-open.org
>Subject: RE: [chairs] OASIS IRC, and phone bridges
>The LegalXML Member Section TCs all use freeconference.com as our bridge.
>It is free and we have never had a problem with the service.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: James Bryce Clark [mailto:jamie.clark@oasis-open.org]
>>Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2005 3:04 PM
>>To: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
>>Cc: rob.figenbaum@oasis-open.org
>>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
>>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
>>      I know, from painful memory myself, that asking for and managing
>>bridges is an annoyance.  More acutely, is it a barrier?  To what extent
>>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

Paul Fremantle
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WSO2, "Oxygenating the Web Service Platform"

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