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Subject: Re: [office] Fw: [chairs] OASIS TC F2F Meeting Option -- for review


On 2011-05-06, at 11:03 , robert_weir@us.ibm.com wrote:

> FYI, if we want to have a F2F meeting, once ODF 1.2 is behind us, to push 
> ahead aggressively with the ODF 1.3 work.
> I did a quick calculation of the midpoint of the home locations of all of 
> the voting members of the TC, to see what a good central location might 
> be.  The midpoint is Tingmiarmit, an uninhabited island off the coast of 
> Greenland.   But I'm not hearing good things about the hotel bar…

Greenland is Denmark. Denmark has Copenhagen. Copenhagen has bars. Bars in Copenhagen, like just about all other things there, are quite enjoyable and usually devoid of bears, and the ice is in the glasses.

> http://www.geomidpoint.com/
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tingmiarmit
> -Rob

> ----- Forwarded by Robert Weir/Cambridge/IBM on 05/06/2011 10:45 AM -----
> From:   "Jane Harnad" <jane.harnad@oasis-open.org>
> To:     <chairs@lists.oasis-open.org>
> Date:   05/06/2011 10:22 AM
> Subject:        [chairs] OASIS TC F2F Meeting Option -- for review
> Dear OASIS TC Chairs: 
> As you plan your TC meeting schedule for the second half of the year, we 
> would like you to consider holding a F2F meeting in conjunction with our 
> upcoming “International Cloud Symposium: The intersection of policies, 
> standards and best practices for robust trusted public sector cloud 
> deployments.” The Symposium will be held October 10-13 in Slough, United 
> Kingdom (near London).  Meeting space is available for TC F2F meetings on 
> October 13 & 14th. 
> In order to assure availability, we are asking TC chairs to forward their 
> meeting space request by 3 June. Once all the meeting requests have been 
> compiled, we’ll contact each TC to work out the specifics.  In the 
> meantime, please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or 
> concerns jane.harnad@oasis-open.org. 
> In addition to F2F meetings, members of OASIS technical committees will 
> also be invited to showcase their cloud computing solutions by 
> participating in a TC-driven interoperability demonstration and/or the 
> standards showcase area.  Interoperability demonstrations may be 
> integrated into the Symposium program or positioned as a stand-alone 
> related function.  The standard showcase area is tentatively scheduled to 
> be held on the second day of the Symposium (11 May), and will offer 
> attendees an opportunity to view first-hand the latest applications and 
> tools in support of cloud computing.  Staff is finalizing all the details 
> for the event, so please look for more details on this option soon. 
> It is our sincere hope that our TCs will consider these opportunities as a 
> beneficial collaboration, full of networking and communication not only 
> for your TC, but between TCs.  We do thank you for your continued support 
> and look forward to possibly working with you again. 
> Regards, 
> Jane
> Jane Harnad 
> Manager of Events 
> jane.harnad@oasis-open.org 

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