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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Re-focusing on the proposed Charter

This is very good.  Thanks for taking the initiative and putting this together, Sam.

I see you have a link to Dave Pawson's outline as well.

The following URL worked best for me:  http://sites.google.com/a/odfiic.org/tc/Home

We don't all need to be editing the draft charter.  But those who think they will be proposing significant changes should probably ask Sam for a login ID.


"Sam Johnston" <samj@samj.net> wrote on 06/09/2008 05:33:30 PM:

> Thanks for clarifying Rob - based on your suggestions I have
> populated the wiki as follows, with the charter document at the top
> level and separate pages for each sub-section/topic (note the
> comments form at the bottom of each).
> This is world readable now and writeable by anyone with an accout,
> which you can get by filling out the form I sent earlier and/or harassing me.

> ODF IIC Technical Committee Charter
> Discussion areas for preparation of each section of this document

> 1. TC Charter
> a. Name
> b. Statement of Purpose
> c. Scope of Work
> d. List of Deliverables
> e. IPR Mode
> f. Anticipated Audience
> g. Language
> 2. Non-normative information
> a. Similar or Applicable Work
> b. First Meeting (date, time, location, sponsor)
> c. Meeting Schedule
> d. Supporters
> e. Convenor
> f. Member Section
> g. Existing Technical Work optional
> h. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) optional
> i. Specification Working Title optional

> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 10:03 PM, <robert_weir@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> Sorry, I've been otherwise engaged today.  I'll need to go back and
> read the traffic from today, but it looks like we may be prematurely
> solving the interoperability problem, when we really need to first
> agree on a charter and then form a TC.
> Believe me, once we have a TC in place for this, we'll have an
> OASIS-hosted Wiki.  We'll also have mailing lists, action items
> trackers, document libraries, etc.  We'll have the ability to create
> subcommittees.  We'll have conference calls, face-to-face meetings
> if we want, etc.  We'll have all that infrastructure stuff
> available.  But the way the OASIS infrastructure is set up, this is
> all tied to TC membership, and until we have a TC, we can't tap intoall that.
> I've seen some documents float around that seemed more in the nature
> of a draft of one of the TC's deliverables, such as a draft or
> outline of a conformity assessment document.  That isn't a bad thing
> per se, but it is more in the nature of a possible contribution to
> this TC, once created.
> If we focus on the charter task, we first note the requirements
> detailed in OASIS TC Process section 2.2 (
> committees/process.php#formation).  This calls for the submission of
> a proposed TC charter which can include _only_ the following items:
> (1)(a) The name of the TC, such name not to have been previously
> used for an OASIS TC and not to include any trademarks or service
> marks not owned by OASIS. The proposed TC name is subject to TC
> Administrator approval and may not include any misleading or
> inappropriate names. The proposed name must specify any acronyms or
> abbreviations of the name that shall be used to refer to the TC.
> (1)(b) A statement of purpose, including a definition of the problem
> to be solved.
> (1)(c) The scope of the work of the TC, which must be germane to the
> mission of OASIS, and which includes a definition of what is and
> what is not the work of the TC, and how it can be determined when
> the work of the TC has been completed. The scope may reference a
> specific contribution of existing work as a starting point, but
> other contributions may be made by TC Members on or after the first
> meeting of the TC. Such other contributions shall be considered by
> the TC Members on an equal basis to improve the original starting
> point contribution.
> (1)(d) A list of deliverables, with projected completion dates.
> (1)(e) Specification of the IPR Mode under which the TC will operate.
> (1)(f) The anticipated audience or users of the work.
> (1)(g) The language in which the TC shall conduct business.
> (2) Non-normative information regarding the startup of the TC, whichincludes:
> (2)(a) Identification of similar or applicable work that is being
> done in other OASIS TCs or by other organizations, why there is a
> need for another effort in this area and how this proposed TC will
> be different, and what level of liaison will be pursued with these
> other organizations.
> (2)(b) The date, time, and location of the first meeting, whether it
> will be held in person or by telephone, and who will sponsor this
> first meeting. The first meeting of a TC shall occur no less than 30
> days after the announcement of its formation in the case of a
> meeting held exclusively by telephone or other electronic means, and
> no less than 45 days after the announcement of its formation in the
> case of a meeting held face-to-face (whether or not a telephone
> bridge is also available).
> (2)(c) The projected on-going meeting schedule for the year
> following the formation of the TC, or until the projected date of
> the final deliverable, whichever comes first, and who will be
> expected to sponsor these meetings.
> (2)(d) The names, electronic mail addresses, and membership
> affiliations of at least Minimum Membership who support this
> proposal and are committed to the Charter and projected meeting schedule.
> (2)(e) The name of the Convener who must be an Eligible Person.
> (2)(f) The name of the Member Section with which the TC intends to
> affiliate, if any.
> (2)(g) Optionally, a list of contributions of existing technical
> work that the proposers anticipate will be made to this TC.
> (2)(h) Optionally, a draft Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document
> regarding the planned scope of the TC, for posting on the TC's website.
> (2)(i) Optionally, a proposed working title and acronym for the
> specification(s) to be developed by the TC.
> On the scope question, the OASIS members (including me) who proposed
> this discussion list also proposed a scope statement, which was
> included in the original Call for Participation that went out last week:  
> There are around 20 individual questions listed above that we can
> address in our Charter.  Some of them are probably uncontroversial,
> like what language to conduct the TC in, while others like the
> scope, might garner more discussion.  Unless there are objections
> from OASIS staff, I think a Wiki or other collaborative document
> editing environment would help us work out the answers to the above
> questions.  But let's try to keep the discussions here on this list.
> Regards,
> -Rob
> ___________________________
> Rob Weir
> Software Architect
> Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
> IBM Software Group
> email: robert_weir@us.ibm.com
> phone: 1-978-399-7122
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