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Subject: Re: Wordsmithing the official vote

Ah, the old balloon floating trick, is it? Go for it.


Norman Walsh wrote:
> [CC'ing Jon for his input]
> / Terry Allen <tallen@sonic.net> was heard to say:
> | Actually, what's being done with the output of the now-closed
> | Tables TC?  That should probably be our guide.  I see nothing
> | in the OASIS library.  The old SGML version was a TR.
> At the time we wanted to publish the tables report, Norbert
> indicated that the process was't in place for creating a new
> TR. I don't know if that's because the Board wasn't ready or
> they didn't know how or who would handle voting by the
> membership, or what. So we made it a Technical Memorandum.  I've
> pestered Norbert a couple of times about pushing that TM the
> rest of the way through the process, but nothing ever gets
> done. (OASIS could make that a service mark :-/).
> Jon has publicly referred to OASIS as a standards body, so I
> thought we'd let DocBook be a test case. I'd rather have 4.0 be
> a Standard than a Technical Resolution :-)
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm
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