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Subject: Discrepancy in ODF 1.2 Part 1 Editions?

Michael and Patrick,

I notice that the changed-tracked ODF 1.2 CD05 Part 1 editor revision 03 is
identified as being based on the draft of 29 May 2010.  But the CD05 that
was submitted to Public Review is identified as being the draft or 19 June
2010.  The changed-tracked editor revision cd01-s for Part 2 and Part 3 have
covers that match the CD05 Public Review editions.

I trust that there is no material discrepancy as the result of
change-tracking an earlier copy than the one that ended up being the CD05
Public Review document.  I thought it wise to draw attention to this as a

Also, *both* the CD05 Part 1Public Review .odt and the editor revision still
has a File | Properties | Description | Title entry that names the document
the "OASIS Open Office Specification".  This ends up in the title bar when
the resulting PDFs are viewed in Adobe Reader.  CAN WE PLEASE CORRECT THAT.

 - Dennis 

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Brauer [mailto:michael.brauer@oracle.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 00:17
To: office@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [office] Next steps in completing ODF 1.2

Dear TC members,

Rob and I have discussed where we are with completing ODF 1.2 right now, 
and what the next steps could be:

First of all, we would like to thank TC members for their extra efforts 
in recent weeks (and months!) to resolve the open ODF 1.2 issues in 
JIRA.  Your hard work has brought the number of unresolved issues down 
from many hundreds to less than 50.  This is a tremendous achievement 
and this puts us within "shooting distance" of the end.

Patrick has published a new working draft that includes 100's of
additional issue fixes from JIRA.  This is not ready for a CD vote yet 
(or a CSD == Committee Specification Draft, as OASIS calls them now), 
but it is recommended that you review the draft against your highest 
priority JIRA issues to ensure that the fix was made correctly.  In any 
editing project of this size, errors are inevitable, so please go back 
and review the applied fixes from your issues:


In addition, we must now continue the effort to resolve the remaining 
open issues, where a proposal can be quickly developed and consensus 

However, it is clear that some of these issues have been open for a long
time, in some cases over a year.  There are many reasons why an issue
might remain open for a year, including lack of interest, lack of a good
solution, lack of consensus, etc.  Whatever the reason, it is time to
either resolve these issues or to defer them to "ODF-Next".

In order to make the above happen, we propose the following:

1) After the TC call next Monday, we will retarget all new open ODF 1.2
issues to ODF-Next

2) We only accept new issues with a CD06 target under the following

a) the issue comes with an uncontroversial resolution. (Uncontroversial
will be mean that there are no "-1" votes in JIRA)

b) or, the TC votes that the issue is important enough to further delay
ODF 1.2.  TC members can request an ODF 1.2 CD06 target on the mailing
list. If that request is seconded by another TC member, the approval of
the target takes place in the next TC call.

Note that any specific issues deferred to ODF-Next may be re-targetted 
to CD 06 according to a) or b).

After the TC call on Monday, November 8th, condition a) above is 
replaced by:

a')the issue comes with an uncontroversial resolution. (Uncontroversial
will be mean that there are no "-1" votes in JIRA) AND the candidate 
draft for the CD06 ballot has not yet been posted AND the Editor is able 
to integrate the resolution without further delaying the drafts.

In other words, we always preserve the ability for the TC, via a 
majority vote, to open and resolve any issue, even if this results in a 
delay of ODF 1.2.  However, we at the same time take steps to transition 
from the review and editing phase of ODF 1.2 to the final editing and 
approval stage.

3) The TC editor will prepare the final drafts after the November 8th
call. This may actually take a few days, because the generated text has 
to be updated and consistency checks have to run. As soon as the final 
drafts are ready and no motions for resolving further issues do exist, 
the TC editor or chairs will make a motion for approval of the drafts as 
a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and a follow-up 15-day public review.

This means that the TC has another week to provide resolutions. From
November the 8th on, we prepare the final drafts, and we only further
delay ODF 1.2 in order to resolve further issues if a majority of TC
members approved that.

Best regards


Michael Brauer | Oracle Office Development
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