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Subject: Clarified Charter Proposal
Dear TC members, attached is a new proposal for the clarified TC charter. The only change from the previous version is the one Simon suggested regarding the anticpated audience. Following our discussions regarding new kind of applications and the scope definded in the charter, I read the charter carefully once again to see if there is something that needs to be changed, and if so, what the change could be. It seems to me that the sentence "In the second phase, this TC will maintain the specification delivered in phase one and will extend it to encompass additional areas of applications or users." clarifies that we may address new document types, at least as long if they have some overlap with the document types we have so far or are related to them. If this is not the case, then a new TC will probably be required anaway, because we then leave the scope of the TC. I suggest that we vote about the charter next Monday. 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.