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Subject: Proposal for an ODF-Next Requirements SC

I'd like to bring this idea up to the list again.  I raised the idea on 
the list initially on 24 July.  We discussed as well on the 28 July TC 

So far the only point raised has been from Warren, who questioned whether 
the next version of ODF would be 2.0 or 1.3.  This is a reasonable point, 
and I do not know the answer.  So I changed the proposed SC charter 
language to call it "ODF-Next", which is the working name for the "next 
major revision" of ODF.

(If anyone else has a better idea for a working name, please suggest it.)

Any comments/questions/concerns on this proposed subcommittee?  I'd like 
to have a vote on this at the next TC call (18 August).




Name: The Subcommittee will be called the "ODF-Next Requirements SC"

Statement of purpose 
As the ODF TC completes its work on ODF 1.2, it is desirable to 
instantiate a parallel effort to gather requirements and define a vision 
for the next major revision of the standard.

It is the purpose of the ODF-Next Requirements Subcommittee to gather 
requirements, to categorize these requirements by theme, to prioritize 
these requirements, and to submit a report to the ODF TC on a recommended 
set of work items for the next major version of ODF, which will have the 
working name of "ODF-Next".

Scope of work 

In accordance with the above Purpose, the ODF-Next Requirements SC would 
undertake the following activities:

To collect requirements for ODF-Next from TC members, from the OASIS ODF 
Adoption TC,  from implementors, from users, from the public, and from 
other stakeholders;
To ensure that all requirements collected have been formally submitted as 
contributions to the ODF TC, either as TC member contributions or via the 
Feedback Licence;
To categorize these comments according theme;
To prioritize the themes and the requirements within the themes;
To produce and submit to the ODF TC a report on a recommended set of work 
items for ODF-Next

1. An ODF-Next Requirements Proposal document (target May 1st, 2009)

Manner and schedule of work 
The work of the subcommittee will be primarily through conference calls 
and a mail list set up by OASIS for subcommittee work, or other IT tools 
provided by OASIS for TC work. Access by the public will be through an 
openly available mail list archive. 

Conference calls may be scheduled on a regular basis as agreed by the 
subcommittee after its formation.  The intent is to have this be a 
low-intensity background activity that sets a pace of work that will not 
distract from ongoing ODF 1.2 work, and which will allow all interested TC 
members to participate.

Chair & Editor
TBD.  (Rob Weir volunteers to serve as Chair)

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