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Subject: Re: [office-comment] ODF and Intelligence Community Information SecurityMarkings

Hi Rob, hello everyone,

robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:
> [resending to the comment list, since Brian's email address bounces]
> Hi Brian, 
> I'm Co-Chair of the OASIS ODF Technical Committee.  We received a public 
> comment from you some time ago regarding  Intelligence Community 
> Information Security Markings and ODF. 
> http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office-comment/200505/msg00003.html 
> As we are finishing up our ODF 1.2 work we are going back to our public 
> comments and seeing which ones we can address in this release. 
> Since ODF is a general purpose office file format, suitable for many uses 
> and for many countries, we are unlikely to add specific industry-oriented 
> markup into the standard.  But for such vertical applications we have been 
> adding a variety of extensibility and enhanced metadata features that 
> should allow the integration of other markups into ODF.  One possibility 
> is that the ODF TC publish a series of "best practice" guides for how ODF 
> interoperates with specific other markups like ICISM. 
> So, if this topic is still of interest to you, let me know.  And in either 
> case, if you could send me a link to some overview material on ICISM, I'd 
> greatly appreciate it.

The best I could come up with is:

It is a 200 page document, so, IF somebody is interested, feel free to 
dwell into it. I am concerned with data-security, too, so I do have an 
interest in this topic, but the 200 page document is slightly too large 
for my very limited time.



> For example, I'd like to know whether this is this 
> a document format?  Or is it a set of annotations that can be added to any 
> XML document?   
> Regards, 
> -Rob

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