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Subject: RE: [dita] a call to talk about forming an OASIS DITA Member Section

I'd like to participate in the discussion

JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD
Comtech Services, Inc.
710 Kipling Street, Suite 400
Denver CO 80215



From: Ogden, Jeff [mailto:jogden@ptc.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 6:57 AM
To: dita@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [dita] a call to talk about forming an OASIS DITA Member Section

Jim Earley, Michael Priestley, and I will be getting together on the phone to talk about the possibility of forming a DITA Member Section. We’ve tentatively scheduled the call for tomorrow, Friday, June 27th from 2:30 to 3:30 PM ET.  If others would like to join us, you’d be welcome.  If you do, send me e-mail and I’ll give you the phone number, make sure I have enough “ports” reserved for everyone, and I’ll let you know if the time for the call changes.


Some background below.





The OASIS rules for Member Sections:  http://www.oasis-open.org/who/ms_policy.php



It was suggested, by Mary I think, that we look at some of the Rules of Procedure for existing Member Sections. I haven’t done that yet.  I assume that we can find them on the OASIS site.



A note from Dee Schur:


From: Dee Schur [mailto:dee.schur@oasis-open.org]
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 11:23 AM
To: Ogden, Jeff
Cc: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
Subject: RE: interested in investigating the creation of a DITA Member Section (or Joint Committee)? please step forward.


Hi Jeff,

Yes, I know some of the details but it would be nice to get an idea from you regarding the group’s expectations, rationale, utility, etc. for considering this decision. Each member section has slightly different motives. Each MS is governed by a Steering Committee that meets regularly and guides the MS and its associated TCs towards a larger mission of the member section – so, this is a group that needs feeding and nurturing.  I am happy to share my experiences with you and then to discuss the mechanics.

Feel free to call me at 941.926.8566.





[I sent Dee a reply that gave some of the background from my point of view.  I also said we were just starting to work out expectations, rationale, and the like and that I wasn’t completely sure that we would go forward to create a member section. –Jeff]



From:                     Ogden, Jeff 

Sent:                      Wednesday, June 25, 2008 6:52 PM

To:                          'mpriestl@ca.ibm.com'; 'Jim.Earley@flatironssolutions.com'

Subject:                 forming a DITA Member Section within OASIS

When:                    Friday, June 27, 2008 2:30 PM-3:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).

Where:                   conference call, phone number to follow


Lets try to meet for an hour at 2:30 PM ET on Friday, June 27th.


Michael, feel free to suggest a different time if this time doesn't work for you.


We won't include Dee Schur from OASIS in our first call.


I'll send out a phone number for the call once we have confirmed the time.





From: Ogden, Jeff
Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:52 PM
To: 'Earley, Jim'; 'Michael Priestley'
Subject: A DITA Member Section call?


You two and me gives us three volunteers to talk about creating a DITA Member Section and bring a proposal back to the DITA TC for discussion during the 8 July TC call.


OASIS has taken reviving the Joint Committee off of the table.  That makes our task a little simpler.


As a next step we can have a call between the three of us or we can skip that and have a call between the three of us and Dee Schur the Member Section coordinator at OASIS.  Let me know your preference.


Also let me know what some good times for a call would be for you.


For my own schedule this week I am open during these times:


   Wed. 11 am to 2 pm ET, after 4:30 PM ET

   Thur.  after 10:30 AM ET

   Fri.    9 am to 11:30 am ET and after 1:30 am ET




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