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Subject: OASIS website issues

Hi folks,

Pursuant to my action to follow up with OASIS about the issues with
the DocBook files at www.oasis-open.org, I had an email exchange with
Chet Ensign.

It boils down like this:

> Hey Norm, realized I also didn't answer this one: 
>>> I'm not eliminating anything that has been in place historically.
>>> That is the official record and I would be out of place to change
>>> it. I'm just ensuring that the process is handled going forward.   
>> I'm not sure that's appropriate. It means we'll have an aging collection of
>> documents that gives the misleading impression that DocBook development has
>> stalled.
>> I think if updating /docbook is no longer appropriate, we should make all those
>> URIs redirect to a "used-to-be-on-OASIS" landing page on docbook.org.
> That would also violate the OASIS rules, specifically sect. 2.8 which starts: "The official
> copies of all resources of the TC and its associated Subcommittees, including web pages,
> documents, email lists and any other records of discussions, must be located only on facilities
> designated by OASIS. TCs and SCs may not conduct official business or technical discussions,
> store documents, or host web pages on servers or systems not designated by OASIS." 
> Really, what needs to happen is for the TC to get right with God and work within the rules of
> the organization. Work in progress belongs in one of the sanctioned facilities provided and the
> approved Committee Spec Drafts, Committee Specs and OASIS Standards need to advance through the
> normal channels of approvals, public reviews and ballots so that they can be published in the
> archive of record, docs.oasis-open.org. 
> I am willing to fight to get old URLs redirected to the proper locations on the OASIS
> infrastructure. But not off. 

I really don't know what to do next. As far as I can tell, updating
the pages on the OASIS site means sending every change through the
formal review process.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | To create a little flower is the
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | labour of ages.-- Blake
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |

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