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Subject: What can Standards Development / TC Administration do to help?

Hi everyone,

  If you've submitted a specification for public review or CS ballot recently, you've probably met Kim. I'm thrilled to have her on board and hopefully we're now in good shape to get your documents turned around quickly once again.

  That said, I have at least a dozen ideas of services we can once again offer, or new services, to make your lives a bit easier, but I thought I would ask you for your ideas rather than deciding for you. There are some caveats of course: 

a. Neither Kim nor I have the power or the skillset to change anything about the way Kavi works.
b. We're not talking about changes to the TC Process.

So, for instance:

- Would you find a template for recording meeting minutes helpful? If yes, in what flavors?

- Would you like us to take over creation of spec covers? (as in you'll use a temporary cover which would become part of the template, you would provide us with whatever information necessary, and we would create the cover pages with all the appropriate links and make sure they work before uploading to docs.oasis-open.org?)

- Would you like us to review your specifications prior to TC ballots so you don't need to go back and fix stuff afterwards?

- Would you like us to call in to TC meetings periodically just to hear our voices and answer any questions you might have?

- Would you like more training materials? If yes, is there a particular topic you'd like to see covered?

Remember these are just some of *my* ideas; I want to hear *your* ideas. I need to know what your TOP request is; you can have more than one, but please list in order of priority. While you're free to discuss on this list, please send your actual list to me so I can track them.



Mary P McRae
Director, Standards Development
Technical Committee Administrator
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org 
web: www.oasis-open.org
twitter: @fiberartisan  #oasisopen
phone: 1.603.232.9090

Standards are like parachutes: they work best when they're open.

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