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Subject: DITA Help Technologies Guide

I am sending this message to try to dispel some unfortunate rumors  
that are floating around. OASIS has made no statements one way or the  
other about the legalities or appropriateness of the guide. OASIS has  
not ruled that this document cannot be published if approved by the  
DITA Technical Committee. I have asked to speak with the subcommittee,  
but they are as of yet unclear as to when their next meeting will be.

There has also been some mention of issues relating to process. The  
process is very clear. Subcommittees are unable to make any binding  
decisions. They cannot approve documents; they can only recommend to  
the parent committee. It is for this very reason that it's important  
for subcommittee members to maintain their voting rights at the TC  
level. It's also extremely important for the subcommittees and main TC  
to stay in touch with each other; if there is general disagreement  
about work currently being undertaken at the subcommittee level,  
concerns should be addressed before significant effort is spent on  

Any member can bring an item to the Chair for inclusion on the agenda.  
A Voting Member can make a motion to bring the approval of a document  
for vote. As long as there is a 2nd (also by a Voting Member),  
discussion can occur, and at some point the Chair must close the  
discussion and bring the motion to a vote, unless the original motion  
is withdrawn by the proposer. Again, anyone with voting rights can  
then vote in the affirmative or negative. Approval as a Committee  
Draft requires a full majority - that is, +50% of all voting members  
(not just those in attendance).

If anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me  



Mary P McRae
Director, Technical Committee Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
web: www.oasis-open.org
twitter: fiberartisan
phone: 1.603.232.9090


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