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Subject: Re: [dita] Position wording for exploratory documents by DITA TCsand SCs

By the way, I don't need replies to this note--it was just information 
that the TC specifically wanted to get to the SC chairs.
Don Day
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee

On 10/26/2010 12:07 PM, Don Day (LbW) wrote:
> This note is for the attention of all DITA TC Subcommittee chairs who 
> might not have been aware of the subject discussion at the DITA TC.
> Recently, a concern was surfaced about how Subcommittees may most 
> appropriately position or disclaim their technical proposals and other 
> intermediate products, in deference to the DITA TC's normally final 
> say about approved TC products. The DITA TC approved such wording at 
> the Oct 26 meeting. The discussion and consensus wording are 
> represented in this note chain: 
> http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/201010/msg00126.html
> The approved disclaimer wording for both TC and Subcommittee 
> intermediate/exploratory products is this:
> This document reflects exploratory work. It is not a reliable guide
> on the future direction of DITA. It should not be taken as guidance
> for using DITA or for developing DITA tools.
> Hopefully this will help you position your SC's work as necessary to 
> your audiences so that there is no public confusion about the 
> authority of such intermediate products. Of course, those materials 
> then may be later reviewed by and approved by the DITA TC as Committee 
> Notes (or in some cases, as inputs to future Committee Specifications).
> Subcommittee procedures are ultimately governed by the OASIS TC 
> Process document, 
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php#subcommittees . This 
> document was updated as of Oct 15, so please review any parts that 
> pertain to SC process and deliverables. Let me know if you have any 
> questions.
> -- 
> Don Day,
> Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
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