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Subject: Re: [emergency-rim] Proposed RIM agenda item

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At 6:59 PM +0000 6/8/09, Werner.Joerg@ieminc.com wrote:
>There are multiple interests in RIM that compete:
>- Developing a clean, consistent RIM, is a long process that will 
>yield a slow succession of highly desirable concepts, with possible 
>loop backs to refine semantic elements.

True. Before I get into trajectories and vectors, let's add a point:
-There are several axes of development that it would be a good idea to track:
	*topic/subject e.g. distribution/grid, physical resource 
types, informational resource types, etc;
	*audience/interest groups

>- The RIM team would like to promote the use of major individual 
>concepts as quickly as possible.

Tracking axes will help since all axes have the same timeline and we 
can use this kind of visual to compare axis to axis as needed.

>- Standards that use RIM concepts may require that such concepts are 
>part of an approved standard.


>How do we reconcile these interests? What standardization process 
>should we use? What should we consider as standardization "units"?
>As a starting point for a discussion, let me throw in an idea:
>1) Start out with a simple consistent axiomatic foundation of 
>primitive concepts

Cool. If we use the axes of development to plot how and where the 
primitives relate to the various axes over the shared timeline, we 
should be able to set it up like a self-correcting or at least 
self-documenting system.

>2) Describe a first set of high level concepts in terms of these 
>primitives and derivatives

Excellent. Let's get a good set of these by end of summer?

>3) Push this ensemble through the regular OASIS process, say as RIM 1.0


>4) Add-on more high level concepts - they may require an extension 
>of the set of primitives, but without a need to change any element 
>of the existing ensemble. This would give rise to an updates 
>standard, say RIM 1.1, etc..

This is where trajectories and vectors will be need to be 
coordinated. Trajectories of development are tracked on each axis, 
but vectors of influence, e.g. policy determinants, cross over axes 
in ways that will need to be carefully tracked if we want all parts 
of the RIM to stay more or less "in synch."

>5) If there is a need to change any of the elements of the most 
>current ensemble, we need a new standard, say 2.0, ...


Rex Brooks
President, CEO
Starbourne Communications Design
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510-898-0670

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