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Subject: RE: [emergency] FEMA IPAWS Note on CAP Profile

Hi Jim,

I respectfully decline to support this position.

However, I believe I may have misspoken, or perhaps more accurately, 
I failed to qualify my statement sufficiently.

When I said "Unless or until someone asks me..." I was referring to 
someone to whom I am contracted in this work asking me to do 
something beyond the OASIS TC process or to support a specific action 
in regard to a TC decision about some aspect of this work, e.g. 
asking me to support the inclusion of Appendix B.

Since the proposed amendment to the motion to approve the 
specification as a Committee Draft; to delete Appendix B, was 
defeated, that item is not currently at issue before the TC.


Please accept my apology for not being clear in that regard.
At 12:15 PM -0500 2/20/09, Jim Trawick wrote:
>   I'd ask you to take the action to support replacement of any material
>from any spec or profile that directly contradicts the authority's
>material (in this case, OASIS), and has no purpose beyond historical,
>with a linked reference to that material, and that only if it's useful
>at all.
>	Jim T
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rex Brooks [mailto:rexb@starbourne.com]
>Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 11:49 AM
>To: Art Botterell; sandro@oss.com; rexb@starbourne.com
>Cc: emergency@lists.oasis-open.org; renato@nicta.com.au
>Subject: RE: [emergency] FEMA IPAWS Note on CAP Profile
>I understand the concern, Art,
>Since actions speak louder than words, I will let my actions speak. I
>wish I had a genuine preference in the issue of including Appendix B,
>but I don't. Unless or until someone actually asks me to do something
>beyond the OASIS TC Process or to support a specific action, I'll
>have no reason to change my position.
>At 8:24 AM -0800 2/20/09, Art Botterell wrote:
>>Can't blame you for wanting to put that on the record, Rex, but I
>>should point out that the issue isn't just whether you've received
>>explicit instructions, but whether you (or any other DHS contractor)
>>could reasonably be expected to act independently when DHS
>>representatives have expressed a strong preference, given that your
>>(their) own livelihood is involved.
>>- Art
>>>>>   Rex Brooks <rexb@starbourne.com> 02/20/09 8:17 AM >>>
>>Thanks for the clarification, Alessandro,
>>For myself, I don't consider it a Conflict of Interest, but I can be
>>seen as compromised by the fact that I have accepted a subcontract
>>from OASIS, at least verbally, to help facilitate this work. I have
>>not been given instructions about how to carry out this work, nor
>>have I been pressured to take any positions with regard to the issues
>>under consideration. My current position with regard to the inclusion
>>of Appendix B in the candidate Committee Draft for a 60-Day Public
>>Review is that I have no preference strong enough to prompt me to
>>support including or deleting it. This doesn't happen very often, but
>>it is now.
>Rex Brooks
>President, CEO
>Starbourne Communications Design
>GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
>Berkeley, CA 94702
>Tel: 510-898-0670
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Rex Brooks
President, CEO
Starbourne Communications Design
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison
Berkeley, CA 94702
Tel: 510-898-0670

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