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Subject: Re: [chairs] TC FAQ Template

On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 jon.bosak@sun.com wrote:

> [robin@oasis-open.org:]
> | a) spam in the comment list archives may suggest to a casual
> |    reader that the comment form facility is broken, or otherwise
> |    unsiutable as a mean of getting an answer to a question
> Virtually all of the comments received on the UBL comment list are
> spam.  We were promised a fix to this months ago.  (I can't
> imagine what that fix could be, but that's what we were promised.)
> | Within OASIS Staff, I am now trying to create consensus around the
> | position that OASIS should support archived, two-way communication
> | (discussion, dialogue) between the TCs and the public.

Clarify "support" to mean "allow" -- rather than "disallow," as seems
to be the case with the revised TC Process document that prohibits
use of the comment facility for discussion.

> If that creates the expectation that we're going to have time to
> answer questions, a lot of people are going to be disappointed.
> We refer questions about UBL to the ubl-dev list and let the user
> community handle them as they will.

No such expectation/obligation would be intended, and none should be 
created by the designation of any such forum as a publicly accessible
discussion forum. 



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