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Subject: Re: [ebsoa] Charter clarification ballot

Thank you very much. We have also reviewed the inputs from several groups, most 
notably the SOA-RM, Mr. Dan Pattyn, and the generous contribution of the FERA 
work from ebXMLsoft and CPD Associates (pending IPR policy statement). An 
outline is now pending that will encompass this material, after the approval of 
which we will commence editing.


James Bryce Clark wrote:
>    The OASIS ebSOA TC chair has notified me that the TC has requested a 
> ballot on the proposed charter change listed at:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/ebsoa/download.php/12455/ebSOA-TC-charter-v1.01-NTC-1.pdf 
>    The TC's current charter can be found at:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ebsoa/charter.php
>     The current TC Process rules address TC charter changes carefully, 
> because the TC and our member and user communities all consume the 
> charter, as key metadata about the scope and nature of a TC's work.  The 
> rules allow a TC to "clarify" its charter without re-starting the TC, if 
> the proposed change removes ambiguity or narrows the scope of the TC's 
> topic, and does not broaden or otherwise change that scope.  The list of 
> deliverables may be expanded, but only if the new deliverables are 
> within the (pre-existing) scope.
>     I have reviewed the proposal and find that it qualifies as a charter 
> clarification.  (I note that some of the deliverable deadlines are 
> short, and that any planned 'usage profiles'  would necessarily be 
> incorporated as illustrative examples into the current list of 
> deliverables, as they're written;  but these are outcomes which the TC 
> members are free to choose. )
>     To obtain approval of a charter clarification, I am required to 
> conduct a web-based TC ballot, and the change must be approved by a 
> "Special Majority Vote" of the TC (defined in the TC Process:  this is 
> the same supermajority used to approve committee specifications.)   I 
> have opened this ballot, which will remain open for 14 days (closing 8 
> June 2005).  The ballot can be seen at:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/ebsoa/ballot.php?id=774
>     The ballot uses the TC roster's record of which members currently 
> are voting members:  this information, which is maintained by the TC 
> chair,  can be viewed at 
> http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/ebsoa/members/roster.php.
>     JBC
> ~   James Bryce Clark
> ~   Director, Standards Development, OASIS
> ~   jamie.clark@oasis-open.org

john c hardin
Chair, OASIS ebSOA Technical Committee
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