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Subject: Re: [dita] Sound bite for the OASIS press release

I've been watching the discussion which has been trying to evolve this original paragraph. I thought I would offer instead the nuggets that represent the DITA I have grown up with, in case any of these should be considered for integration in Kris's probably ready-to-go spiel:

* the three Reuse domains: of Design (specialization), of Processing (fall-through match patterns), and of Content (conref) (gratis Michael Priestley's original list of talking points pre-OASIS)
* helps define and manage content business rules and best practices for varied types of information
* a proven track record of reliable use with demonstrated value to many
* a thriving ecosystem of users (3000+ on dita-users alone) and user-oriented events, vendors with a range of offerings, and thought leaders and consultants who provide a wealth of both free and contractual assistance
* designs and commensurate investment can be scaled from simple to complex content requirements (working the message of the 3 editions)
* a body of practical, how-to knowledge and lore across forums, publications, presentations, books, and more.
* amenable to emerging web publishing practice including responsive and adaptive delivery scenarios.
* not limited to either book-only or page-only usage
* both authoring and programming skills are in ready supply among job candidates
* developed and maintained by a charming community of advisers and advocates :-)

On 1/14/2016 12:15 PM, Kristen James Eberlein wrote:
Carol Geyer has sent me a draft press release. It includes the following paragraph:

“DITA is more than flexible, it’s specializable,” said Kristen Eberlein, chair of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee. The standard allows specific semantics to be introduced for specific purposes without increasing the size of other XML grammar files.” <PLEASE EDIT LIBERALLY>

I think we can improve this. Thoughts?


Kristen James Eberlein
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting
+1 919 682-2290; kriseberlein (skype)

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