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Subject: TC Charter Clarification
Dear TC members, I have discussed the charter clarification we identified in our last con call with Karl Best. He suggests to add the "maintenance" topic to the definition of the 2nd phase and agrees to the modified list of deliverables. The schedule in fact is not part of the charter. Attached is a (HTML version) of a proposal for the clarified charter, where I've marked the changed text with yellow background color. Karl also called into my attention that the formal requirements for TC charters have been changed, so that TC's that clarify their charter have to add the following items: * scope, including what is in and out of scope and how you know when you're done; * anticipated audience; * language I've added these items the following ways: Scope: It seems to me that this was covered by the charter already in the "Statement of purpose". For this reason, I've added a "Scope" heading only. Anticipated audience: I've added a list here. Language: This was already in the original call for particpation (http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200211/msg00001.html), so I've copied it only. Please review the clarified charter proposal. Any feedback is of course very welcome. I've send the charter proposal to Karl Best as well to check whether he agrees to the modifications. Best regards Michael
OASIS Open Office XML Format TC.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this TC is to create an open, XML-based file format specification for office applications.
The resulting file format must meet the following requirements:
Since the OpenOffice.org XML format specification was developed to meet these criteria and has proven its value in real life, this TC will use it as the basis for its work.
Sun Microsystems intends to contribute the OpenOffice.org XML Format to this TC at the first meeting of the TC, under reciprocal Royalty Free terms.
A standard for office document processing and interchange will be of great utility to many users and software companies developing applications, and should be made available as soon as possible.
Thus, the work of this TC will be done in two phases:
List of Deliverables
Each of the TC's phases will result in a Committee Specification that includes:
The TC will deliver one or more Committee Drafts throughout the second phase.
At the appropriate time the TC shall submit its Committee Specifications for balloting by OASIS membership for OASIS standard status.
Under no circumstances shall the TC accept, during any phase, contributions that are not granted to all under perpetual, royalty free, non-discriminatory terms.
This TC shall not finalize or approve a specification if it believes that the use, distribution, or implementation of such specification would necessarily require the unauthorized infringement of any party's rights known to the technical committee, and such party has not agreed to provide necessary license rights on perpetual, royalty-free, non-discriminatory terms.
The anticipated audience for this work includes, but is not restricted to:
The TC shall conduct its proceedings in English.