OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

docbook-tc message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [docbook-tc] Fw: [members] OASIS Symposium - Call for Participation


The DITA TC is definitely interested in having a session on DocBook-DITA 
interoperability at the symposium.  They've asked me and Erik Hennum (also 
of IBM and one of the original DITA architects) to work with whoever on 
our TC is interested in collaborating on a proposal.   Given that the 
deadline for proposals is a week from today, can we set up a phone call to 
discuss it?  We only need a bare bones proposal for next week, so if we 
think we can come up with something, a brief abstract will do.

I'm available this week Weds., Thurs. and Fri. afternoon.  Steve, Scott, 
and Bob, you all expressed interest. Are any or all of you available any 
of those times? And Erik, what times would work for you?


Steven Cogorno <Steven.Cogorno@sun.com> 
Sent by: Steven.Cogorno@sun.com
12/02/2005 01:26 AM

Nancy P Harrison/Lexington/IBM@IBMUS
Scott Hudson <scottys.log@gmail.com>, Bob Stayton <bobs@sagehill.net>, 
DocBook Technical Committee <docbook-tc@lists.oasis-open.org>
Re: [docbook-tc] Fw: [members] OASIS Symposium - Call for Participation

On Dec 1, 2005, at 4:42 PM, Nancy P Harrison wrote:

> I think that's a great idea, and one that we should implement with the
> DITA TC, which is also very interested in the topic.  Otherwise we 
> could
> end up with 'competing' D&D interoperability sessions, which would 
> help no
> one at all.  And having both groups work together on it will keep 
> all of
> us honest and focused on users.

I agree that this is a good idea.

I was surprised to see that Joanne Hackos sent out an email that I 
perceived as rather inflammatory about how DocBook was the "same-old 
same-old" and that it doesn't consider other information types.  This 
DocBook vs. DITA debate is somewhat silly because content can be 
authored modularly in either system.  The names of the tags aren't 
important: the delivery/production process and writing style are.

There is a lot of misinformation floating around.  We should help to 
correct that.

To unsubscribe from this mail list, you must leave the OASIS TC that
generates this mail.  You may a link to this group and all your TCs in 

Nancy Harrison
IBM Rational Software
Phone: 781-676-2535

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]