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Subject: Fwd: [office] OpenDocument v1.2

For those perhaps not on the TC list (not sure if there is anyone in 
that category or not) ...

If I read this right, then we need to set ourselves an end-of-year 
deadline for our proposal?


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Michael Brauer - Sun Germany - ham02 - Hamburg 
> <Michael.Brauer@Sun.COM>
> Date: October 20, 2006 9:54:49 AM EDT
> To: OpenDocument Mailing List <office@lists.oasis-open.org>
> Subject: [office] OpenDocument v1.2
> Dear TC members,
> after OpenDocument v1.1 has been approved as a Committee 
> Specification, we can concentrate on OpenDocument v1.2 now. There are 
> a couple of items that we may want to discuss in our coordination call 
> next Monday:
> 1. The divison of the specification into several parts, as discussed 
> in the work call last Monday. What we have discussed there is to make 
> the formula specification a separate specification. I further would 
> like to propose that we do the same for the package specification that 
> currently is chapter 17 of the OpenDocument specification, but has no 
> references to the remaining specification.
> The division of the specification into the three parts packages, core 
> and formulas actually would allow us to advance the three parts 
> independent of each other. We have to work on the details, but my 
> assumption is that it in particular would allow us to conduct public 
> reviews and standardization ballots for the three parts independent of 
> each other.
> 2. The schedule. We have discussed a possible schedule in the work 
> call last Monday. Based on this discussions, I would like to propose 
> the following, more detailed schedule:
> now - 31.1.07: Discussion/Approval/Integration of enhancements
> 1.2-31.3.07: Editing/Internal Reviews of the specification/Last Minute
>              Changes
> 1.4-30.4.07: Committee Draft approval/Last Minute Changes
> 1.5-30.6.07: Public Review
> 1.7-31.8.07: Processing of Feedback/Committee Specification Ballot
> 1.9-30.9.07: OASIS Standard Ballot
> This schedule is based on the assumptions that the months June, July 
> and August are holiday months and therefore not very suitable for 
> OASIS standard ballots (I have checked when the ballots for existing 
> standards took place. None took place in June/July, and only very few 
> in August).
> If we divide the specification into three parts, then this schedule 
> applies to the core and package parts. The formula part actually may 
> follow an earlier schedule.
> 3. The scope. We have already agreed that we include meta data, 
> accessibility enhancements and formulas into the specification. 
> Because we restricted the changes for OpenDocument 1.1 to a minimum, I 
> think it will be required to allow other enhancements as well, so that 
> OpenDocument keeps up to date with the requirements of applications 
> that implement it. I therefore propose that we tend to include further 
> proposals for enhancements if
> - they do not break the compatibility with OpenDocument 1.1, and if
> - we find a TC member for each of the individual proposals who is 
> advancing the proposal to state there we can agree on it an can 
> include it directly into the specification (what requires a schema and 
> descriptions), and if
> - we can assume that the proposal gets implemented.
> Best regards
> Michael
> -- 
> Michael Brauer, Technical Architect Software Engineering
> StarOffice/OpenOffice.org
> Sun Microsystems GmbH             Nagelsweg 55
> D-20097 Hamburg, Germany          michael.brauer@sun.com
> http://sun.com/staroffice         +49 40 23646 500
> http://blogs.sun.com/GullFOSS

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