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Subject: OpenDocument TC meeting minutes 2009-10-12 (corrected)

OpenDocument TC meeting minutes 2009-10-12

* Begin 10:04 EDT

* Rollcall

+David Wheeler
+Dennis Hamilton
+Donald Harbison
Doug Schepers
+Eike Rathke
+Eric Patterson
+Jomar Silva
+John Tolbert
+Michael Brauer
+MingFei Jia
+Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
+Patrick Durusau
+Patrick Strader
+Peter Junge
+Rob Weir (presiding)
+Thorsen Behrens

Voting Members are indicated with a + before their name. 

- 15 of 16 voting members (93%) were in attendance, so quorum requirements 
were met.

Membership notes:

- Welcome to Doug Schepers, our newest member of the TC.
- Bob Jolliffe has missed two consecutive meetings and loses voting 

* Posted agenda was amended to include:

- motion to approve minutes of September 21st 
- discussion of Part III issues

The agenda, as amended, was approved by unanimous consent.

* Minutes of the September 21st meeting were approved by unanimous 

* Minutes of the September 28th meeting were approved by unanimous 

* The TC agreed to cancel the meeting of November 2nd, due to the number 
of members attending the ODF Plugfest in Orvieto.

* The TC approved Robert Weir, Michael Brauer and Dennis Hamilton as the 
TC's liaisons to SC34/WG6. 

- Rob will notify Jamie of this so he can respond to SC34 formally.

* Michael Brauer is checking to see whether he might be able to attend 
WG6's first meeting in Paris in December.

* The TC approved a new Standing Rule:

"In accordance with OASIS Technical Committee Process 2.13, the OASIS ODF 
TC will allow motions to open electronic ballots to be made, seconded and 
discussed on the TC's mailing list".

A roll call vote of Voting Members was: 15 approve, 0 disapprove, 0 
abstain and 1 absent.  So the Full Majority Vote requirement is met.

- Rob will notify Mary McRae of the new Standing Rule

* Patrick brought up OFFICE-704 for discussion.  Rob mentioned that DSRL 
(Document Schema Renaming Language) might be another approach to making 
ODF easier to use by non-English programmers.  But consensus was to leave 
the chapter headers as they are now and to carry forward this issues to 

* The TC reviewed the status of ODF 1.2

- Approximately 30 open issues remaining in Part I.  Part III is also 
nearing completion. 

- Meetings will be held this week and next to work on Part I and III 
issues.  OpenFormula SC continues to meet every other week to work on 
their remaining issues.

- Rob reviewed the allowed options for processing ODF 1.2 in multiple 
parts and how that relates to public review and OASIS requirements.  The 
following appear to be allowed possibilities:

a) The TC waits for all parts to complete and the TC holds a single public 
review and a single Committee Specification vote and then a single OASIS 

b) The TC sends the parts out for public review individually, votes to 
approve each one as its own Committee Specification and then ballots them 
as 3 separate OASIS Standards. 

c) The TC sends the parts out individually for a staggered public review, 
but then ensures that there is at least the 60-day required period of time 
when all parts are simultaneously out for public review.  We can then vote 
for them as a whole for a Committee Specification and then a single OASIS 

* Adjourned at 10:56 EDT

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