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Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Which is definitive odf?

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 7:50 PM, Hurley, Garry (L&I - OIT) <ghurley@state.pa.us> wrote:
Robert, and Dave:

Is this something that needs to be decided by the as-yet-non-existent TC, or is it something that should be defined before the TC convenes its first meeting?

I am inclined to believe that the TC would make such decisions as a first order of business, unless [we] choose to limit their scope in the beginning by saying "Disregard all versions of the ODF prior to x.x".  I think, though, that this is splitting too many hairs this early in the game.  Of course, I could be wrong there.

I believe this is a different, but pertinent, point; whether or not we specify which ODF version(s) the TC will target. I am of mixed minds about this, though tending towards OpenDocument 1.2 which should be finalised around the time the TC is formed (see the Wikipedia OpenDocument article). I have a number of reasons for saying this, including:
The main thing holding me back is my lack of understanding of the international standards process, where 1.0 is ISO/IEC 26300:2006, but what of 1.1 and 1.2? If ISO status 'flows' from one version to another then this is a non issue, and even if it doesn't the presumably 1.1 and 1.2 will follow in the footsteps of 1.0.

In any case I think there is too much riding on this particular decision to defer it to the TC (which may well /not/ enjoy the lack of bias that a public forum with many more participants will have).


Sam Johnston
Australian Online Solutions
+61 2 8898 9090

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Pawson [mailto:dave.pawson@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, June 16, 2008 1:33 PM
To: oiic-formation-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [oiic-formation-discuss] Which is definitive odf?

2008/6/16  <robert_weir@us.ibm.com>:
> The requirement to indicate a definitive version of the standard is a new
> OASIS requirement that has been added since ODF 1.1 was approved. So you
> will not find a single one of the 1.1 files officially designated as
> "definitive".

Thanks. Probably why they contradict one another then.

Para 1.3, namespaces.


Dave Pawson

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