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Subject: FW: Draft Charter for OpenDocument Format for Office Applications Adoption TC

Hi everyone,
  Below is proposed text for the charter. While I understand that most of the individuals who serve in a technical capacity on this
TC are most likely *not* the individuals that would serve on an adoption TC, I hope that you will forward this to the appropriate
people within your organization. Feel free to pass along my email address for direct contact.

  If any of the TC members are attending the XML 2005 conference, please let me know and let's try to get together!
Mary P McRae
Manager of TC Administration
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
web: www.oasis-open.org
phone: 603.232.9090
cell: 603.557.7985
Open Document Format Adoption Technical Committee

Draft of TC Proposal 15.11.2005 


Open Document Format Adoption TC 

OASIS OpenDocument Format Adoption Technical Committee 

Statement of Purpose: 
The Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) OASIS Standard defines an XML schema for office applications and its
semantics. The schema is suitable for office documents, including text documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphical documents like
drawings or presentations, but is not restricted to these kinds of documents. It defines suitable XML structures for office
documents and is friendly to transformations using XSLT or similar XML-based tools. There are several commercial and open source
applications available based on the OpenDocument Format, with more currently under development. 

The purpose of the OASIS OpenDocument Format Adoption Committee is to drive demand for OpenDocument format compliance within
organizations and governmental bodies through education and promotion and, secondarily, to provide market-based input regarding
future development to the OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee. 

By advancing the adoption of OpenDocument within OASIS, the Committee members: 
.	collaborate within the security of the OASIS open process; 
.	maximize message credibility by working on behalf of a vendor-neutral standards consortium; 
.	build on existing market awareness of OASIS as the home of OpenDocument; 
.	leverage the combined resources of all participants; 
.	coordinate closely with the existing OASIS OpenDocument TC development team; 
.	reinforce OpenDocument as the product of an open process (not a closed group of vendors); and 
.	eliminate confusion of creating, governing, and promoting yet another coordinating body. 

Working together, members of the OASIS OpenDocument Format Adoption Committee will provide expertise to educate the marketplace on
the value of the OpenDocument format, increasing the demand for ODF-compliant products, and expanding the OpenDocument community of
users, suppliers, and developers. 

With the support of OASIS staff and in accordance with the OASIS Media Relations Policy, the Committee will assist in coordinating
press and analyst relations such as briefings, releases, and announcements. The ODF Adoption TC will coordinate communications to
the OpenDocument community through the OASIS and XML.org websites, collateral, newsletters, webinars, conferences, and other
outreach venues. 

In cooperation with the OASIS OpenDocument TC, the OASIS OpenDocument Format Adoption Committee may create white papers, FAQs,
overview documents, case studies, user scenarios, and other educational materials. The Committee also may establish liaisons in
accordance with the OASIS Liaison Policy with other organizations, government agencies, and academic institutes concerned with
office applications to broaden awareness of OpenDocument. The Committee may also assist in coordinating the promotional efforts of
members relating to OpenDocument, leveraging those activities wherever appropriate.  The Committee may work on proof-of-concept
demonstrations to showcase how the OpenDocument Format can be integrated with other standards, for example using ODF, XFORMS and
various Web service standards built using specific industry vocabularies, schemas and/or transaction sets.

This Committee will consist of volunteers from member organizations and will conduct teleconferences and occasional face-to-face

List of Deliverables :
Anticipated deliverables include: 
.	XML.org OpenDocument Focus Area 
.	White papers 
.	Position papers 
.	Case studies 
.	Implementation guides 
.	Templates 
.	Presentations 
.	Webinars 
.	FAQs 
.	Proof-of-Concept demo scenarios

The XML.org OpenDocument Focus Area will be governed by an editorial board to be established by this committee and consist of
members of OASIS. Content will include works created by the Committee, links to other third-party works, a wiki where users can
contribute to a collection of best practices, forums, and other applications. 

We anticipate the work of the OASIS OpenDocument [Format] Adoption TC will be used by a number of groups to learn more about
.	End users 
.	Corporate and governmental decision-makers 
.	Software Developers 
.	Potential members 
.	Media and industry analysts 

The TC will conduct its business in English. 

==== [The following is informational only for the purposes of starting the TC, and will not be part of the TC's charter.] [a.
Identification of similar or applicable work that is being done in other OASIS TCs or by other organizations, why there is a need
for another effort in this area and how this proposed TC will be different, and what level of liaison will be pursued with these
other organizations.] 

The TC may consider, in consultation with the existing OpenDocument TC, to the creation of a Member Section that could be used as a
focus for additional appropriate activities and potentially funded projects.

There is at least one other initiative, the Open Document Fellowship, that has been announced. 

[b. Optionally, a list of contributions of existing technical work that the proposers anticipate will be made to this TC.] 

None anticipated. 

[c. The date and time of the first meeting, whether it will be held in person or by phone, and who will sponsor this first meeting.
(The first meeting may be held no sooner than 45 days after this proposal is submitted if the meeting is a teleconference, or 60
days for a face to face meeting.)] 

Date: Time: Sponsor: 

[d. The projected on-going meeting schedule for the year following the formation of the TC, or until the projected date of the final
deliverable, whichever comes first, and who will be expected to sponsor these meetings.] 

Initial proposed meeting schedule will be bi-weekly conference calls, as well as periodic face-to-face meetings. 

[e. The names, electronic mail addresses, and membership affiliations of at least five Eligible Persons who support this proposal
and are committed to the charter and projected meeting schedule. (Note: these people must be eligible, i.e. OASIS members, at the
time the proposal is submitted.)] 

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