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Subject: RE: Profile guidance

Hi Chet,
I expect we may have a light turnout tomorrow with it being a holiday week.
Also, I have not properly noticed everyone that might be interested to be
available for the call  tomorrow.  What I will do is try to is get an idea
of when we could have a call with just interested parties.  I will let you

-----Original Message-----
From: Chet Ensign [mailto:chet.ensign@oasis-open.org] 
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 4:23 PM
To: Elysa Jones
Cc: Rex Brooks; emergency@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: Profile guidance

Hi Elysa and all -

I can join tomorrow's call if you think the whole TC wants to participate in
the conversation. However for now I am not sure what issues you have
encountered or what guidance you are looking for so perhaps it is better if
we schedule a separate call with whoever would be directly interested in
this topic.

Let me know which you prefer...


On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 9:46 AM, Elysa Jones <elysajones@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Chet,
> The EM-TC is revisiting its use of Profile for our CAP.  We have as 
> you know developed CS EDXL Profiles for CIQ and GML Simple Features.  
> The profiles for EDXL are under the guidance and development of our 
> RIM-SC.  CAP profiles to date have been recommended to the TC through 
> work done in a specially chartered CAP Profiles SC.  CAP is a bit 
> different in that it (to date) has been brought to the TC from an 
> external source.  The CIQ and GML-SF were internally generated to 
> support our common types efforts through our developing specifications.
> CAP is also unique in that it has such wide spread international and 
> cross-discipline use; comments raised during the CAP workshop about 
> the use of and better definition of when and how it profiles should be 
> used; the question of whether we properly follow ISO guidance, any 
> applicability to use of profiles with ASN.1 and the effects on x.1303, 
> etc..  The TC is taking a look at our past in this areas and reviewing 
> the reasons we are where we are.  Much of this was discussed when we 
> first developed the IPAWS profile.  At that time I too asked for OASIS 
> technical guidance and studied the use of profiles throughout the 
> organization.  We factored that guidance into our direction.  As now 
> some time has passed, I want to ask you for any guidance you might 
> have for us given some of the specific issues raised above.  If you would
like to schedule a call to discuss, please let me know.
> Our TC meets on alternating Tues (July 3 next meeting) at 12ET if you 
> would like to join and speak to the group as a whole on the matter or 
> schedule a time after that for a specific discussion.
> Thank you as always for your consideration and support for our work!
> Cheers,
> Elysa Jones, Chair


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