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Subject: RE: [chairs] New TC Roster Management Tools- comments please



At first glance, it looks great. Anything that automates and reduces error on these routine but important tasks is welcome.


=Drummond (http://xri.net/=drummond.reed)

Co-Chair, XRI and XDI TCs


From: Scott McGrath [mailto:scott.mcgrath@oasis-open.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 3:37 PM
To: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [chairs] New TC Roster Management Tools- comments please




We know how difficult the current process for managing your TC roster has been for you, especially in light of the process for Primary Contact Approval of TC Members.  The following describes how this process is proposed to change.  I’d like your feedback on this, so we can tweak this process to best serve you and the TC Process.


Design parameters of this tool:

- Reduce the need for manual roster management by Chairs and Secretaries

- Make the “Join this TC” process easier for everyone

- Automatically add approved members to the roster

- Protect unapproved participants from being inadvertently misinterpreted as approved members

- Serve as framework for future roster management automation


This new tool is web based, as opposed to the old email permissions process, and is as easy as 1-2-3!. 


  1. When joining, the applicant will see the new Join Page (2 screen shots below).  The system will send an email to the applicant’s organization Primary Contact (or the applicant themselves, in case of Individual and Associate members) and direct them to a web interface where they can approve their employees. (Requests to join as an Observer are automatically approved and the Primary Contact is sent a notification email.)


  1. The Primary Contact (or Individual member) will use the web interface to confirm the TC Membership.


The approved applicant’s name is automatically added to your TC roster—in the right role (Observer or Member).


With this new tool, you will not be required to track and respond to emails from Primary Contacts or manually transition approved applicants to TC Members.  This will be especially helpful when launching a new TC.  You will no longer need to worry about Applicants and Prospective members!


When introduced, later in March, this tool will only manage how OASIS participants join a TC.  The next version will allow for TC Members to modify their ongoing role in the TC.  We expect Version 2, next quarter.


Please send your comments on this new tool, suggestions for revisions etc. to oasis-member-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org


Thank you for your feedback and your patience as we improve the tools available to you.

Scott McGrath

Director of Member Services


Tel +1 978-667-5115 x202

Fax +1 978-667-5114



Plan on attending:

OASIS Symposium: The Meaning of Interoperability,

9-12 May, San Francisco








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