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Subject: Open Office XML Format TC Meeting Minutes 22-Nov-04

NOVEMBER, THE 22TH, 2004, 4PM GMT – 4:40PM GMT

Doug Alberg <doug.alberg@boeing.com>, Boeing
Michael Brauer <michael.brauer@sun.com>, Sun Microsystems
Gary Edwards <garyedwards@yahoo.com>
Lars.Oppermann <lars.oppermann@sun.com>, Sun Microsystems
Tom Magliery <tom.magliery@blastradius.com> (Blast Radius Inc.)
David Faure <faure@kde.org> (Individual)
Patrick <Durusau Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org> (SBL)

Acceptance of Minutes of the November, the 15th meeting
- The attending TC members unanimously accepted the minutes.

Action Items

Working Draft
Draft 19 was posted to the list

there were no further comments on the specification

Statistics Proposal
the statistics proposal, which was posted to the list on Nov. 14th was 
accpeted. Attributes that were listed in the text: namespace go into the 
meta: namespace.
the "character-without-space-count" attribute name shall be 

Discussion on writing style
The problem with the writing style is not the active voice used. Rather 
the informality implied by the use of "you can..." phrases. Those should 
be corrected - if possible, before we declare the specification to be 
final. If this is not possible, we must at least do this before we move 
onwards to ISO standardization.
Tom has volunteered to start rewording a few chapters and to report to 
the list on progress.
It was aggreed to announce rephrasing issues to the list before editing 
the spec in order to prevent conflicts.

Specification name
Debate continued on the final name of the specification. The two 
possibilties favoured were
a) Open Document (Format for Office Applications) [OpenDoc]
b) Office Document Format/Specification
TC Members aggreed, that this would essentially come down to a choice 
whether emphasizes would be put on the term "Office" or rather on the 
term "Open". An aggreement was not reached.
We plan to conclude this discussion via the mailing list by the time of 
the next conference call.

New Action Items
Tom: Start rewording "you can..." phrases

Lars Oppermann

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