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Subject: Re: [dita] Subcommittees and their states

I thought that John Hunt was re-animating the DITA for the Web SC as part of responding to DITA 1.3 proposal #13100.

I would suggest the Machine Industry SC as a candidate for de-activation.


On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 9:59 AM, Kristen James Eberlein <kris@eberleinconsulting.com> wrote:
Hi, TC members.

Recently Don and I have been communicating with Chet Ensign (TC Admin) and Carol Geyer (Director of Communications) about OASIS policies concerning subcommittees. (This started because Carol Geyer has been in communication with someone who is considering joining OASIS in order to participate in the Pharma subcommittee.)

OASIS would like subcommittees to follow the same guidelines as those for technical committees:
  • Meet regularly
  • Have a minimum membership
  • Demonstrate progress in completing deliverables

Chet suggests that we "close" subcommittees that have completed their work or are inactive and unlikely to be revived. "Closing" a subcommittee means that the SC Web page is frozen, no new members can join, and the e-mail list cannot be used. All existing artifacts are preserved, of course, and the SC can be relaunched later if appropriate.

To close a subcommittee, the TC should pass a resolution to that effect. (FYI, this isn't in the current TC process doc, but it will be in the next version passed by OASIS.)

Here is a full list of the current subcommittees:

DITA Pharmaceutical Content Subcommittee
DITA in Composite Environments Subcommittee
DITA Translation Subcommittee
DITA Technical Communication Subcommittee
DITA Learning and Training Content Specialization Subcommittee
DITA Machine Industry Specialization Subcommittee
DITA Semiconductor Information Design Subcommittee
DITA for Enterprise Business Documents Subcommittee
DITA Help Subcommittee
DITA for the Web Subcommittee
DITA for Technical Standards Subcommittee

The following subcommittees are obvious candidates for closure:
DITA for Technical Standards Subcommittee
DITA for the Web Subcommittee
DITA in Composite Environments Subcommittee

Kristen James Eberlein
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting
Co-chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
Charter member, OASIS DITA Adoption Committee
+1 919 682-2290; kriseberlein (skype)

Nancy Harrison
Infobridge Solutions 

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