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Subject: RE: [office-comment] About this mailing list

Hi Paul,

  In general, yes. The piece that's missing is that this list is intended to be "input only" - that is, one should not expect discussion from TC members on any of the posts on this list. The intent is that the posts would be discussed by the TC which would then decide what action, if any, to take. If individuals want to take an active role in the development of the spec, they should then join the technical committee itself.

  I would like to make it clear to everyone commenting that the TC has not yet approved a formal 60-day Public Review of the specification; the approximate date posted in the call for requirements for "ODF-Next" was late April. At that point in time the TC will be required to log all comments received along with their resolution before proceeding to the next approval level. That said, OASIS encourages feedback at any stage of a specification's lifecycle; early feedback is typically much easier to react to than that provided late in the game.

All the best,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: marbux [mailto:marbux@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 10:34 AM
> To: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
> Cc: robert_weir@us.ibm.com; office-comment@lists.oasis-open.org;
> office@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: [office-comment] About this mailing list
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 7:05 AM, Mary McRae <mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org>
> wrote:
> >
> >  Just jumping in here for a public service announcement. The public
> comment
> > facility (i.e. the office-comment email list) is the only allowed
> mechanism
> > for feedback to the TC. This is not just during public reviews (at
> which
> > point all comments must be logged and their resolution noted before
> > progressing further), but any and all input to a TC from non-TC
> members.
> Thank you, Mary,
> So if a post is intended as feedback to the TC, it's appropriately
> addressed to this list, correct? If so, I think I have a workable
> guideline for deciding where to post.
> It seems to me that this would permit posts that add constructive
> criticism to posts that suggest action for the TC, e.g., suggested
> refinements, perceived defects, good faith reasons the TC might act or
> refrain from acting on feedback, etc. But posts aimed at edifying
> folks other than TC members would be off-topic. The line I discern
> from what you said is whether or not the post is intended to be a
> communication to the TC.
> Am I in the ballpark on this?
> >  If anyone has any questions with regard to OASIS Policies, please
> feel
> > free to contact me directly.
> Intending no disrespect by replying here, I think that others will
> benefit from the clarification.
> Best regards,
> Paul E. Merrell, J.D. (Marbux)
> --
> Universal Interoperability Council
> <http:www.universal-interop-council.org>

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