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Subject: ODF v1.2 submission for OS ballot

As today is my last official working day at OASIS, I'm writing this so everyone is clear as to the possible timelines going forward. Robin has been appointed interim TC Administrator and will be working closely with you should you decide to move forward in January.

The public review ends 1 January. Comments were received, so the TC cannot request a special majority ballot to approve as a Committee Specification until 8 January. The ballot needs to START on 8 January so any advance notification you can give Robin would be greatly appreciated. You will also want to request a simultaneous ballot to submit the CS for OASIS Standard ballot (contingent on the CS ballot passing). Both of these ballots must be run by the TC Administrator and require special majority to approve. The ballots will close at the usual 11:45pm ET on the 15th. In the interim, the Chairs will want to assume approval and prepare the formal OS submission request so that Robin receives it on or before 11:59pmET on the 15th. Should all those conditions be met, the ballot will proceed per the old rules and the formal ballot will run 16-28 February.

Should the TC decide to make further changes to the specification, another public review cycle will be required. At that point the TC will no longer be able to take advantage of the transition period as noted in the TC Process and will then need to follow the Candidate OASIS Standard procedure.

All the best going forward,


Mary P McRae
Director, Standards Development
Technical Committee Administrator
Member Section Administrator
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org 
phone: 1.603.232.9090

Standards are like parachutes: they work best when they're open.

Important Links for all TC Members: 
TC Handbook: http://docs.oasis-open.org/TChandbook/
TC Process: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process-2010-07-28.php
TC Admin Requests: http://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/TCAdminRequests.html

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