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Subject: Agenda for today's TC meeting

Title: Agenda for today's TC meeting
Hi Folks,

I apologize for getting this out so late, but I was seeking further guidance, as well as making sure I included what was needed to be able to discuss current issues:

Here's the agenda as best I can construct it:


Old Business:

1. Generating and publishing material supporting CAP vote.

1a. Tom Merkle has this venue and information:

I have received permission from Robin Cover (OASIS) to use the CAP announcement on the web page in this month's CapWIN Connection newsletter that is due out soon. The newsletter is set out via list server and may also be viewed at <http://www.capwin.org>http://www.capwin.org. While most of the government users are aware of the CAP progress, the announcement CAP is moving into the production XML environment tool kit is welcome news. I will write additional articles concerning the use of CAP in the DHS, Justice, and Transportation communities as CAP is integrated into those environments. Justice is using the CAP in their Global Justice XML Data Dictionary (GJXDD), which is part of the Global Justice Data Model (GJXDM). The transportation community will be able to make use of the CAP through the IEEE 1512.2 Public Safety Incident Management Message Sets for Center to Center Messaging standard which utilizes the CAP through the GJXDD.
Tom Merkle

      1b. Rex Brooks has this venue and information from Christopher Lakey at Image Matters LLC, vouched for by Carl Reed:

ImageMatters produces a web site and monthly newsletter for Sun and ESRI on topics related to java and location services.  If you're interested, you could put together a set of articles for a featured newsletter.  I am not sure what the current subscription and traffic trends are, but it's mostly industry people.
Visit <http://www.jlocationservices.com/>http://www.jlocationservices.com/ for a look at the site and past newsletters.

2. Reports from Subcommittees
   2a. Who now speaks for IF?
              Rick Carlton has resigned and Michael Wilson is now in Observer status.

2b. GIS (related issue under public-comments for USNG-NAD8383 Common Operational Picture for EM/ES Through Location Interoperability message.)


        2c. Msg-Notification

3. Registries?

New Business:

1. New Chair for IF?

2. Public-Comments Messages: From Archive:

Note that according to OASIS TC Process, there is no requirement that comments made to the public comments list be addressed during the voting process. The rules, excerpted below, are located at


If at the end of the voting period at least 15 percent of the voting membership has voted to approve the proposed standard, then if no votes have been cast to disapprove the proposed standard, it shall become an OASIS Standard immediately following the end of the voting period. However, if negative votes amounting to less than 15 percent of the voting membership have been cast, the TC will be notified of the negative votes, after which the TC shall have 30 days to take one of the following actions by resolution: (a) request OASIS TC Administration to approve the specification as submitted despite the negative votes; (b) withdraw the submission entirely; or (c) submit an amended specification, in which case the amended submission shall be considered as if it were a new submission, except that information regarding previous votes and any disposition of comments received in previous votes shall accompany the amended submission.

If at the end of the voting period less than 15 percent of the voting membership has voted to approve the proposed standard, or if at the end of the voting period 15 percent or more of the voting membership has voted to disapprove the proposed standard, or if the originating TC upon notification of negative votes takes no formal action within the 30 days allocated for consideration of the results, then the specification shall not become an OASIS Standard. This shall not prevent a later version of the same specification from being submitted again as specified in this section.

This does not mean, however, that it is wise or prudent to ignore or disregard comments. Further guidance has been sought, as of Monday morning March 8, 2004 but not received as of the time this message is posted.

All messages that have been posted to public-comments since the announcement of CAP approval voting are located:


The threads that have been raised since the CAP specification was announced as seeking an OASIS approval vote:

Threads:      Bad Examples in CAP Spec (UPPERCASE is bad human factors)
       How do you properly indicate "Nothing Interesting?"
     Unique Message Identifiers in CAP
       Who can issue CAP alerts?
       CAP and attribute-free encodings...
     Normative References in the CAP Specification
   What does a CAP date look like?

        Fwd: RE: USNG-NAD83 - Implementing a Common OperationalPictureforEM/ES Through Location Interoperability

Rex Brooks
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