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Subject: Re: [emergency] Final editorial corrections?

At this point, we do not need to hurry and resolve this issue, as there  
is no hard date (that I am aware of) for publication of an approved  
OASIS Standard. Plus, the TC Admin has 7 days to announce the result of  
the voting anyway. Jamie had offered last week to sit on our call next  
week, to which I welcomed. We can sort out the process then, so please  
hold tight on calling for them.

That aside, and to provide some clarity to what changes can happen, I  
will point the group to the following quote from the TC Guidelines:

"After approval of the specification as an OASIS Standard the TC must  
prepare the final version for publication. Usually this would involve  
changing only the title page to reflect the new status of the document.  
There must not be any substantive or normative changes made to the  
specification. The document must be renamed according to the OASIS file  
naming scheme and submitted to the TC Admin for publication. The TC may  
create a non-normative errata document, but no normative changes may be  
made to the specification; making normative changes will require  
sending the specification through the approval process."

The key word here that helps to quantify, but not necessary encompass  
100%, when you have to go back through the process is the word  
"normative." The XSD, for instance, would be normative, so according  
the Guidelines we can not change that without going back through the  
process. I am referring to the anonymous simpleType issue here. I will  
defer to Jamie regarding any latitude or misinterpretation there.


On Mar 31, 2004, at 3:37 PM, Bob Wyman wrote:

> Art Botterell wrote:
>> Sorry, Bob... I'd been advised by an experienced
>> source (in fact, I believe it was you) that final
>> non-substantive editorial corrections to a standards
>> document are normally permitted prior to publication.
> 	When we spoke, my comments were made based on experience with
> standards groups in general rather than specific knowledge of the
> OASIS process. My reading of the OASIS process leads me to believe
> that OASIS has explicitly prohibited corrections to documents once the
> "member approval" voting process begins. If corrections are to be
> made, I think you should get a formal opinion on this from the OASIS
> leadership.
> 	Also, please note that the distinction between changes which
> are "substantive" and those which are "non-substantive" is often the
> source of considerable debate...
> 		bob wyman
>>    "Errata or Corrigenda to a submission are not permitted;
>>     if changes are required the Committee Draft must be
>>     withdrawn by the TC, edited, re-approved as a Committee
>>     Draft, then resubmitted."
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R. Allen Wyke
Chair, OASIS Emergency Management TC

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