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

Yes, I'm available this week for a call.  Let me know what time.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nancy P Harrison" <nancyph@us.ibm.com>
To: "Steven Cogorno" <Steven.Cogorno@sun.com>
Cc: "Bob Stayton" <bobs@sagehill.net>; "DocBook Technical Committee"
<docbook-tc@lists.oasis-open.org>; "Scott Hudson" <scottys.log@gmail.com>;
"Erik Hennum" <ehennum@us.ibm.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [docbook-tc] Fw: [members] OASIS Symposium - Call for

> Hi,
> 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?
> Nancy
> Steven Cogorno <Steven.Cogorno@sun.com>
> Sent by: Steven.Cogorno@sun.com
> 12/02/2005 01:26 AM
> To
> Nancy P Harrison/Lexington/IBM@IBMUS
> cc
> Scott Hudson <scottys.log@gmail.com>, Bob Stayton <bobs@sagehill.net>,
> DocBook Technical Committee <docbook-tc@lists.oasis-open.org>
> Subject
> 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.
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> Nancy Harrison
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