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Subject: Re: [emergency] Re: [emergency-comment] PPW letter re CAP

Art -

We run into these issues all the time in our specification process at the
OGC. It is impossible to satisfy every requirement for every application in
every industry. There is an interesting balance between getting a spec out
for use and getting one out that is also useful! I think the old 80/20 rule

Anyway, perhaps a more positive way to position the CAP spec is to say that
this is version 1 (one) and that future (new) requirements and change
proposals will be considered and incorporated. This is the way we deal with
the enhancement issue at the OGC. We accept change proposals, instantiate a
spec Revision Working Group, work the suggested changes, and then put the
modified spec up for member vote and adoption. Some of our specs have
already gone through 5 or 6 revisions in 2 years. This does raise an issue
of backwards compatibility and deprecation. But how is this different from
any vibrant piece of technologies life cycle management?



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Art Botterell" <acb@incident.com>
To: "Rex Brooks" <rexb@starbourne.com>
Cc: <emergency@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 2:22 PM
Subject: [emergency] Re: [emergency-comment] PPW letter re CAP

> [I've shifted this thread from the public comment list to the
> internal TC list.]
> Rex -
> Industry won't care what excuses we offer for not addressing their
> needs... they just need to decide, very shortly, whether to embrace
> CAP or go their own way.
> Anyway, I have difficulty with the idea that a lack of representation
> has somehow made us unable to address this.  In fact, there was and
> is representation: PPW, among others.  We've also received input on
> this issue in public comments.  And ultimately we can address
> whatever we choose to address.
> And the media standards and technologies involved are no more
> uncertain than in any other area.  In fact, because of the
> stabilizing force of the gigantic capital investments involved, I'd
> say that DTV in particular is actually one of the least uncertain
> environments in all of advanced digital technology.
> And those colossal investments, which are being programmed right now,
> are also why we're not likely to get a second chance to be responsive
> if we blow it this time.
> - Art
> >Thanks Art,
> >
> >This is very informative and useful. If I might suggest a way of
> >addressing the specific issue of full-spectrum media specification,
> >I think we should make it clear, perhaps with a disclaimer in the
> >spec or an open letter invitation aimed at broadcast television
> >media representatives to the effect that due to a lack of
> >representation of these interests combined with uncertainty about
> >both near-future technological development and existing and/or
> >planned technical standards directly related to these media, we were
> >unable to include such media in this initial, admittedly partial CAP
> >specification. This assumes that we all agree that the goal of
> >including these media is unanimously supported if we can determine
> >that it is both appropriate within OASIS and does not conflict with
> >other efforts.
> >
> >Just tryin to be helpful.
> >
> >Ciao,
> >Rex
> >
> >At 10:46 AM -0700 10/8/03, Art Botterell wrote:
> >>The attached is a letter from Craig Fugate, Chairman of the Board
> >>of Trustees of the Partnership for Public Warning.
> >>
> >>Attachment converted: Enterprise:PPW_Letter.PDF (PDF /CARO) (0029B681)
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