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Subject: Announcing TC Scheduler Workbook

I've recently created a couple of spreadsheets that you'll hopefully find
useful. They are combined into a single workbook which is available in
both Open Document and Microsoft Office formats along with a video

The first spreadsheet focuses on starting a new Technical Committee and
contains three tables:

1.	Submission Date Scheduler - enter the date of the planned/actual draft
charter submission the OASIS TC Administrator to see the dates for each
following step
2.	Meeting Date Scheduler - enter the planned date for the first meeting
(either teleconference or face-to-face) and the charter submission date as
well as all interim dates are created
3.	Call for Participation Scheduler - enter the planned date for the Call
for Participation announcement and all prior and following dates are

The second tab focuses on the timeline from initial Public Review
submission through announcement of the results of an OASIS Standard
ballot.  The worksheet has two tables - one for a 60-day Public Review and
the second for a 15-day Public Review, should additional reviews be
required or requested.

I've also created an accompanying video tutorial explaining how to use the

They're available here:
Workbook (ods):

Workbook (xls):

Video Tutorial:

I'd like to hear if you find these useful and if you have suggestions for
other similar tools that would make your job as TC Chair/Secretary easier.

I'd also like to extend my gratitude to Rob Weir of IBM who taught me how
to work with date calculations in a spreadsheet. Thanks again, Rob!


Mary P McRae
Director, Technical Committee Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
web: www.oasis-open.org
phone: 1.603.232.9090

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