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Subject: Re: [ihc] An Article on Legal Constraints in US, A Question about Issues

Oops, sorry.


At 9:54 AM -0400 8/17/04, Karl F. Best wrote:
>Thanks for the valuable input, but I'll ask that discussion on the 
>list not start until the TC is actually formed at the first meeting, 
>scheduled for 2 September. That would be the time to discuss forming 
>a SC.
>Rex Brooks wrote:
>>Hi Folks,
>>Since I keep an eye on Healthcare issues, I noticed this article 
>>today. One of my own conclusions as I have researched this domain 
>>off and on over the last 3 years has been the lack of global 
>>standards for IT other than the broadest ones covered in ISO 11179, 
>>and some topic-specific issues. I would be interested to hear 
>>whether there are significant and similar barriers in Europe and 
>>Asia, as if localization wasn't difficult enough on its own, 
>>especially with different character sets. However, as with many IT 
>>issues, the legal aspects, and the IPR aspects also need to be 
>>addressed. So, here's the article:
>>And, here's the question:
>>Should we consider establishing subcommittees early in the TC process?
>>The question relates to the specificity of gathering requirements 
>>for legal issues specifically. As a member of the Web Services for 
>>Remote Portlets TC, I can vouch for the fact that there just isn't 
>>enough warm bodies working on behalf of corporate members to take 
>>on any significant work outside the specific purview of our scope, 
>>and our experience with relying on other TCs to produce their specs 
>>in a timely way to aid in our ongoing work has been somewhat 
>>disappointing, though neither unexpected, nor particularly 
>>troubling yet. For instance,  we have had to wait for a year for 
>>WSS to reach its milestone for producing its first suite of 
>>specifications, we now face the task of imlementing those standards 
>>and gathering feedback from those implementations. This then must 
>>be factored into WSRP 2.0 if we can, though, in fact, we may not 
>>have enough feedback during the timeframe we have established for 
>>developing WSRP v2.0. I don't know, obviously, so I can't point out 
>>whether, in fact, this is a large-enough concern to warrant being 
>>included in the ihc work. However, uptake of standards, wherever 
>>they are produced is something that needs to be addressed, so I 
>>think that an IHC Legal SC would be a good idea.
>>If we are to liaise with other TCs to produce specifications needed 
>>in this domain, we need to be as specific as we can be to avoid 
>>tasking others to survey a field for specific issues before 
>>beginning the work of writing standards to bridge those issues.
>>BTW, Legal is just one particular domain. For an exercise in how 
>>complex these issues will be, consider how many different specs 
>>there are for defining what a "person" or "address" is.
>>Just thought I would pass this little reminder along.
>>Rex Brooks
>>P.S. I am using the long form of my signature here this once so 
>>those of you joining in this initial period can get an idea of what 
>>my interests are. I will add my membership in this TC once I am 
>>sure that I fit into the work here.
>>Rex Brooks
>>President, Stabourne Communications Design
>>Executive Director, Humanmarkup.org, Inc.
>>Co-Chair, Secretary, OASIS HumanMarkup Technical Committee
>>Co-Chair OASIS Human Physical Characteristics Description Markup 
>>Language Subcommittee
>>Member, OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets Technical Committee
>>Member,  OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets-Primer Subcommittee
>>Member OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee
>>Co-Chair Emergency Management Notification Methods and Messages Subcommittee
>>Member, OASIS Emergency Management Geospatial Information Services 
>>GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison, Berkeley, CA, 94702 USA, Earth
>>W3Address: http://www.starbourne.com
>>Email: rexb@starbourne.com
>>Tel: 510-849-2309
>>Fax: By Request
>Karl F. Best
>Vice President, OASIS
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>karl.best@oasis-open.org      http://www.oasis-open.org

Rex Brooks
GeoAddress: 1361-A Addison, Berkeley, CA, 94702 USA, Earth
W3Address: http://www.starbourne.com
Email: rexb@starbourne.com
Tel: 510-849-2309
Fax: By Request

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