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Subject: Re: [office] ODF 1.1 and JTC1: suggestions

Michael.Brauer@Sun.COM wrote on 01/08/2010 08:15:29 AM:

> Hi,
> this is actually a follow-up on Rob's suggestions regarding submission
> of ODF 1.1 to JTC1.
> I think what Rob suggest may work, but read James Clark's last mail to
> the TC as if we can submit a diff between ODF 1.0 2nd edition and ODF
> 1.1 to JTC1. Unless we are proven wrong with that assumption, I think we
> should assume that this is possible.

I don't think this is possible under OASIS TC Process rules.  The Liaison 
Policy requires that material submitted to other organizations be an OASIS 
Standard or Approved Errata.  In any case that is question for Mary more 
than Jamie.

The simpler solution, is to simply submit ODF 1.1 according to the Liaison 
Policy and then let Patrick and other participants in SC34/WG6 (including 
Dennis, Svante, you and me) work to develop an amendment from that.  That 
puts the preparation of the amendment on WG6's plate, so their clock is 
ticking, not ours.  Otherwise we will continue to spend our meetings 
discussing ODF 1.1 diffs rather than remaining ODF 1.2 defects.

> I further think it may be reasonable to work out some kind of plan how
> we continue to maintain the three ODF versions (1.0, 1.1 and 1.2) as
> soon as ODF 1.1 has been submitted to ISO. The motivation of submitting
> ODF 1.1 to JTC1 is to get ISO 26300 in sync with OASIS ODF. However, ODF
> 1.2 is close to its completion on the OASIS side. When it has been
> approved as OASIS standard, we will have three versions of ODF at OASIS.
> We may receive defect reports for all three, and may prepare errata
> documents for all three. To avoid having a confusing number of errata
> documents and ODF variants (at OASIS and ISO), it may therefore be
> reasonable that we agree (with JTC1/SC34) that we produce errata
> documents only for the latest ODF version that is available at OASIS.
> The exception would be the ODF 1.1 errata that we produce as part of the
> effort to synchronize ISO 26300 with ODF 1.1.

When we submit ODF 1.2 we can state how we want ODF 1.0 and ODF 1.1 to be 
treated.  This might include canceling and replacing them with ODF 1.2, 
stabilizing them or continuing to maintain them.  It is worth having a 
discussion on our preferences at that time.  But for now ODF 1.0 is the 
current ISO standard and any NB of JTC1 may submit a defect report.  There 
is no one is SC34 or JTC1 who can prevent that. NB's have the right to 
submit defect reports. 


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