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Subject: Re: [chairs] What can Standards Development / TC Administration do to help?

Thanks Jacques!

I like the idea of the web interface to create a RDDL document - I could do it easily enough if we had an environment that supported Xforms :(  Same goes for form-based submission for tc-admin stuff (public review, doc upload, ballots, etc.)


On Apr 22, 2010, at 7:25 PM, Jacques R. Durand wrote:

> Mary:
> Inline <JD>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary McRae [mailto:mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:27 PM
> To: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [chairs] 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?
> <JD> yes - xml (from which we can get an html, and later process some of
> its content)
> - 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?)
> <JD> Oh yes! The next step could be to get a summer intern make a Web
> interface to assist in entering all data needed to generate an RDDL.
> - Would you like us to review your specifications prior to TC ballots so
> you don't need to go back and fix stuff afterwards?
> <JD> Would be great at least for CS and above.
> - Would you like us to call in to TC meetings periodically just to hear
> our voices and answer any questions you might have?
> <JD> Yes but on invitation from chair (so can be scheduled, and members
> be prepared)
> - Would you like more training materials? If yes, is there a particular
> topic you'd like to see covered?
> <JD> Not really. Or, all additional assistance should be built-in tools
> and portals.
> 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.
> Thanks!
> Mary
> 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
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> Standards are like parachutes: they work best when they're open.

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