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Subject: OASIS DITA TC: 25 January 2005 meeting reminder

Greetings, DITA TC colleagues. This is a reminder for Tuesday's regular
telecon, from 11 AM to noon Eastern.

Closing in on remaining issues today.  Please read the Agenda carefully
to understand our next steps, now that technical discussion is
effectively wrapped up.

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1. Roll call

2. Review/approve minutes from 25 January

3. Status of remaining contingent items:
- 051 Update Lang Ref for @scale
- 069 List of modules that have a revised PI (covered last week?)
- 070 Namespace names for DTDs and agendas (covered last week?)
- 075 Contact McRae for OASIS string for PIs
- 077 Prepare DTDs and Schemas (format)

4. Review the TC Specification process:
- http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php#standards_approval
- Committee Draft (open period--over when we are ready)
 * signals close of a development cycle
 * 2/3s of TC voting, no more than 1/4 disapproval
 * Inform OASIS Administration
 * can be several review/ballot cycles (conformance to OASIS templates,
   integration of parts)
- Public Review (1 month total time to exit)
 * initiate by majority vote of the TC
 * announce to members list, other public lists; 30 days (can start at any time)
 * review again if substantive changes; re-approve as CD before submission to OASIS
- Member Approval (1 month total time to exit)
 * prepare checklist, transmittal materials
 * in by 15th of the month; decision to proceed by end of month
 * in Member review for 15 days; in vote for next 15 days
 * Becomes immediate Standard if at least 15% pro votes, no nay votes (other qualifications)

- "Committee Standard" was part of old OASIS process--signal of readiness for use

5. Assessment: readiness for Committee Draft
- Core Specification status
- DTD/Schema status
- Language Reference

6. If in consent to do so, do the first CD vote.

7. AOB?

Don Day <dond@us.ibm.com>
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
IBM Lead DITA Architect
11501 Burnet Rd., MS 9037D018, Austin TX 78758
Ph. 512-838-8550   (T/L 678-8550)

"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
       --T.S. Eliot

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