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Subject: Re: [dita-adoption-fasc] dita.xml.org Meeting Notes - January 11, 2016

I know that all of the DITA Adoption articles are planned on being ported. It's more the material that has been identified as being out-of-date from the rest of the dita.xml.org website that is of concern. The auditing process needs to continue so that we have a sense as to what to prioritize in terms of porting content. 

No problem providing the DITA Adoption TC with a detailed update at the next meeting. The draft charter for the SC is still being reviewed by its members. Also, the meeting notes for the past couple of meetings have been posted to the SC portion of the OASIS website in case you want to look them over before the meeting on the 18th.


Keith Schengili-Roberts
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From: Hackos, Joann <joann.hackos@comtech-serv.com>
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 6:27 PM
To: Keith Schengili-Roberts; dita-adoption-fasc@lists.oasis-open.org; Stand with Obama
Subject: Re: [dita-adoption-fasc] dita.xml.org Meeting Notes - January 11, 2016

Hi Keith,
Remember that the Adoption TC has already done extensive work reviewing
the content that we want transferred to the new site. That work should be
the first list to consider. Also, we want all, not some of the DiTA
Adoption articles on the site, not just the recent ones. They are all

If possible, I¹d like you to report to the TC at the next meeting. We are
not meeting on the 18th because of a US holiday.

I can probably give permission to use a sample chapter from our Intro to
DITA book, 2nd edition. We are now working on the 3rd edition.


JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD
Comtech Services Inc.
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On 1/11/16, 12:25 PM, "Keith Schengili-Roberts"
<keith.roberts@ixiasoft.com> wrote:

>dita.xml.org Meeting Minutes for January 11, 2016
>- Keith Schengili-Roberts
>- Don Day
>- Mark Poston
>Regrets: Kris Eberlein
>Meeting started with an initial discussion of the work that Don had done
>using Checklist to come up with a
>rough hierarchy based on the existing structure of the dita.xml.org
>website. It also supports an XML export
>file format that Don find useful (OPML) as he can easily transform it to
>Also had the opportunity to show Mark the MindMeister web application for
>creating hierarchies. Mark liked
>what he saw. Don, Keith and Mark then collaboratively added taxonomy
>elements in real-time. Mark agreed to
>use MindMiester over the course of the next week to help pull a draft
>taxonomy together for discussion at
>the next meeting.
>=Gathering Content for the Website=
>Mark talked about existing content that can be ported to the draft
>dita.xml.org website. This includes Tony
>Self's "DITA Style Guide" material, along with existing articles from the
>old website that can be ported
>over without the need for extensive updates (this ought to include all
>recent DITA Adoption articles). Goal
>is to only have content that is relevant on the website for initial
>Mark also suggested that Keith and Don to ask others if their existing
>DITA content can be added to the
>website. Mark mentioned that Eliot Kimber had previously offered a sample
>chapter from his book. Keith to
>ask colleague Leigh White if she might give permission for a sample
>chapter or two from her book to be
>posted to the revamped dita.xml.org website.
>When asked whether articles external to dita.xml.org could also be
>indexed, as many DITA bloggers may not
>want to donate content directly, but would not mind having links that
>head back to their respective
>websites. Mark said that he would look in to this, but thought it ought
>to be possible.
>Mark expressed that he would like to have a beta version of the website
>up and running by the next DITA
>North America conference in early April. Keith and Don agreed that while
>this is ambitious, it ought to be
>Keith asked Mark about what levels of governance currently exist within
>DITAWeb. At the moment there are
>three levels:
>- Administrator (able to look after major features of DITAWeb)
>- Moderator level (able to tweak subject scheme, moderate posts, etc.)
>- Registered users level (equivalent to "contributor" level)
>Mark mentioned that sibling and child roles/levels can also be added. For
>example, he mentioned that
>it is possible to create other types of groups. For example, a vendor
>could be given permission to
>create a group allowing them to post information (such a press releases,
>product updates and other news)
>which belongs to that group.
>When asked about providing access to the draft website, Mark said that he
>needs a couple of weeks to set
>things up and send out account access information to the others in the
>=Action items=
>- continue to work on/add nodes to the draft dita.xml.org website in
>- review draft charter for SC to be finalized for at meeting
>- collaborate/comment on draft taxonomy
>- to ask Leigh White if sample chapter or two from her book could be used
>- ping Stan Doherty about DITA Adoption case studies
>- collaborate/comment on draft taxonomy
>- review draft charter for SC to be finalized at next meeting
>- collaborate/comment on draft taxonomy
>- review draft charter for SC to be finalized at next meeting

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