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

Hi Nancy,

I'm definitely interested as well, but am at Cape Canaveral all week. I 
may have some time Friday afternoon, as I have an early flight in the 

Thanks and best regards,


Nancy P Harrison wrote:

>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 
>>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

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