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Subject: Fw: Proposal for a "DITA for machine industry" subcommittee

Chris's note to the list does not appear in the email archives yet, hence I
am re-sending it to just the list name alone so as to get it into the
archives.  Thanks for putting up with any duplication you are receiving.

Don Day
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
IBM Lead DITA Architect
Email: dond@us.ibm.com
11501 Burnet Rd. MS9033E015, Austin TX 78758
Phone: +1 512-838-8550
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
----- Forwarded by Don Day/Austin/IBM on 09/05/2006 08:52 AM -----
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                                       Proposal for a "DITA for machine    
                                       industry" subcommittee              


For your consideration at the TC meeting on Tuesday, September 5th, 2006, I

propose that the TC officially establish a "DITA for machine industry"
subcommittee. The attachment below provides the proposal name, goals,
deliverables, chair, and initial membership for this proposed subcommittee.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

Chris Kravogel
SeicoDyne GmbH
phone: +41 41 534 66 97

Subcommittee name
"DITA for the machine industry SC" (maybe someone comes up with a better

The subcommittee has the following statement of initial goals:
1.        Develop a design for structured, intent-based authoring of
tailored to the needs in the machine industry:
a.        domains for specific areas of content (e.g. hazard statements -
see also proposal #5)
b.        if necessary specific topics (e.g. special task types for
preventive, corrective, predictive and condition based maintenance)
c.        tbd.
2.        Establish guidelines that promote best practices for applying
standard DITA approaches to the needs in the machine industry:
a.        language reference / user guide
b.        powerpoint presentations
c.        training material.

Proposed chair
Christian Kravogel, SeicoDyne GmbH (though open to other nominations or

Proposed initial work products for the subcommittee include the following:
Task 1: Brainstorming: ideas and proposal collection.
Task 2: Developing a top-level plan for topics and domains.
Task 3: Design approval
Task 4: Developing DITA DTDs schemas and processing, and piloting and
validating the top-level designs against sample content.
Task 5: Embedding the sample DTDs, schemas and sample documents to the
DITA-OT demo section for field tests and feedbacks.
Task 6: Reviewing the reports. Discussion in the TC, with recommended next
steps (e.g. full or part integration into the DITA standard.)

Initial membership
The following TC members have already contributed content for proposal #5
hazard statements and might be interested in joining the SC.
1.        Bruce Esrig, Lucent
2.        JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.
4.        Christian Kravogel, SeicoDyne GmbH
The following external person indicated interest to contribute ideas as
invited expert to that SC:
a.        Prof. Sissi Closs, Comet Communications GmbH (OASIS Member)

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