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Subject: RE: [emergency] Proper abbreviation for the Emergency Management TC: your verdict?

Hi Robin,


We will have a meeting on Tues where I will ask the members their preference.  I am in a habit of using the hyphen but do not know of a decision we have made either way.  I understand the need for consistency and will get back to you on the will of the group.





From: emergency@lists.oasis-open.org [mailto:emergency@lists.oasis-open.org] On Behalf Of Robin Cover
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:46 AM
To: OASIS Emergency Management TC List
Cc: Robin Cover
Subject: [emergency] Proper abbreviation for the Emergency Management TC: your verdict?


Summary: published resources for the TC activities and Work Products

of the OASIS Emergency Management TC attest both "EM-TC" and "EM TC"

as the TC abbreviation.  It would be useful if the TC could agree on a

canonical abbreviation and then try to use it consistently.   Please let me

 know.  Thanks!


======== Details:


The latest recorded minutes for the TC's Charter proposal attest the

spelling "EM-TC", and that spelling (with HYPHEN) seems to be the

most common, based upon a hasty scan I made of the resources [1]


The current TC Public Home Page has five occurrences for "EM-TC"

and one for "EM TC".


The TC Members' postings to the TC Discussion List also attest

"EM-TC", with 12x occurrences of "EM-TC" in "Subject:" lines during

the past four months (no occurrences of "EM TC")


The specifications I scanned (five) attested "EM-TC" but not

"EM TC".


Thanks for your consideration on this point, as I think consistency

will improve the image/branding of the Technical Committee and its

published work.


- Robin Cover


[1] hasty scan of resources


PS  In today's climate, we try to insist that TC Charter proposals include

an official abbreviation/acronym so that everyone within OASIS and

external parties have a reference point.  Ideally, when the abbreviation

is embedded within the full TC name, that clarifies to all what the

official abbreviation is.



Charter original: "EM TC"


Charter proposal as modified: "EM-TC"



TC Public Home Page:

- "EM-TC" (5x occurrences)

- "EM TC" (1x occurrence)



TC List (Elysa Jones, Greg Trott, etc)

- "EM-TC" (12x occurrences)

 in examples from four recent months message Subject lines:

 3x + 2x + 4x + 3x




*  Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Tracking of Emergency Patients (TEP) Version 1.0

   Committee Specification Draft 01 /

   Public Review Draft 01

   03 May 2013

says: "EM-TC"


* Emergency Data Exchange Language Situation Reporting (EDXL-SitRep) Version 1.0

  Committee Specification 01

  11 April 2013

says: "EM-TC"


* Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Distribution Element Version 2.0

  Committee Specification Draft 03 /

  Public Review Draft 03

  04 June 2013



* Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) v1.2 Australia (AU) Profile Version 1.0

  Committee Specification 01

  26 April 2012

says: "EM-TC"


* Common Alerting Protocol Version 1.2

  OASIS Standard

  01 July 2010

says: "EM-TC"


Robin Cover
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