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Subject: Minutes from 8-Aug-2010 DITA TC meeting




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DITA Technical Committee Meeting Minutes

The DITA Technical Committee met on 3 August 2010 at 08:00am PT

Chaired by Don Day <dond@us.ibm.com>
Minutes recorded by Gershon Joseph <gerjosep@cisco.com>

Roll call
* Regrets: Eliot Kimber
> Quorum was achieved.

Approve minutes from previous business meeting: 
* http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/201007/msg00083.html (Nevin) 
> Minutes accepted by acclamation.

Subcommittee/liaison reports

* OASIS DITA Adoption TC 
> JoAnn: Weve established an Asia-specific DITA Adoption SC to work through 
> DITA adoption issues specific to that region. If you have colleagues in 
> India, China, Japan etc. please let them know about this SC in case they 
> would be interested in joining.
> Don: Please put that announcement in the DITA and Adoption TC lists.
> JoAnn: I'm waiting for Mary to initiate the new SC and then well do so.
> In the meantime, anyone who is interested please let JoAnn know.

Action Items: 

* Items closed during past week
> None.

* Review open items
  * http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/dita/members/action_items.php 
> Action Items list has not been updated since last week. 2 overdue AIs need to 
> be updated.
> Don requested that, moving forward, Gershon (or whoever takes minutes) to 
> open action items as part of recording and posting the minutes.


* http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita-comment/201007/msg00001.html 
* http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita-comment/201007/msg00002.html 
* http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita-comment/201007/msg00003.html 
* Archived comments: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita-comment/ 
* Public Review #1 Comments
  * http://wiki.oasis-open.org/dita/PublicReview1Comments
> ACTION: Don to go through the list and ping the owners of each item to 
> ensure they progress and commit to addressing them.

> C012 - Robert to respond to Tarun to clarify understanding of the keyref 
> mechanism.

> C013 - Robert: Oversight we should address.

> C014 - Robert: Spec is correct. Kris volunteered to respond to Tarun to 
> clarify.

  * Assign open owners 

* Testimonials from organizations using DITA 1.2 
  * http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/201007/msg00048.html 
  * Work opportunities to announce both the Public Review and the request for 


* DITA 1.3 Proposal Process
  * http://wiki.oasis-open.org/dita/DITA_1.3_Proposal_Process 
  * http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/201007/msg00091.html (Anderson) 
> TC members were asked to review the Wiki and emails and well revisit next 
> week.

* New ITEM: DITA 1.2 elements needing styling and translatable strings 
  * http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/201007/msg00093.html (Yeo) 
> Gershon suggested taking it to the adoption TC to come up with 
> recommendations.
> Robert: Its really implementation-specific.
> Su-Laine: Im thinking a step before that, just identifying a set of elements 
> that would need to be styled at all.
> ACTION: Su-Laine to forward this email (with summary of todays discussion) 
> to the adoption TC and Gershon will add it to agenda of next Adoption TC 
> meeting.

* Announce DITA 1.2 Feature article and comments 
  * http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/201008/msg00000.html 
> JoAnn: Vendors (particularly CMS vendors) are picking and choosing a subset 
> of DITA 1.2 features they are formally supporting.
> ACTION: Gershon to parse the roster to gather existing CMS vendors so we 
> know who they are and post to the list. Also list other vendors.
> Robert, JoAnn and Gershon to prepare a presentation for vendors. Adoption TC 
> can sponsor it in partnership with this TC. Need to make participants 
> anonymous etc.
> Gershon offered for Cisco to host the WebEx to ensure the event is 
> vendor-independent.
> Robert, JoAnn and Gershon to take this up via mailing list and well keep 
> this item open for next meeting.

*** Meeting adjourned ***

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