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Subject: Re: [tm-pubsubj] Interim Chair

On Sat, 11 Oct 2003, Patrick Durusau wrote:

> Lars,
> Lars Marius Garshol wrote:
> > * Steve Pepper
> > | 
> > | Anyway, the gist of it is that I think we should merge GeoLang and
> > | XMLvoc into PubSubj, concentrate our efforts, and not let this
> > | important work get abandoned.
> > 
> > Patrick has pointed out that a TC can't really change its charter once
> > started, so I don't think that's possible. I don't think it really
> > makes much difference to our workload whether we have one TC or three,
> > so I don't think this is much of problem.
> > 
>  From a more pragmatic standpoint, it may be easier to attract people
> to GeoLang (here I am thinking about the Ethnologue folks) for example,
> if they see a clearly defined bit of work that is relevant to their
> concerns. Doubt the Ethnologue group would be interested in XMLVoc 
> issues for instance.
> I agree with Lars that I don't think it will make much difference in 
> terms of workload.

Technical workload, perhaps...  But there's administrative workload
that would be triple (or more, with liaisons) when you have three
TCs.  Although the OASIS process is more lightweight than most in
terms of administrative burden, running a TC "by the book" is still
not trivial.  As disinterested party (speaking as an individual) I'd
encourage setting up one TC with SCs (as needed).  SCs can operate
in relative freedom vis-a-vis requirements placed upon TCs.


> I will try to put together some talking points later this weekend to 
> hopefully begin a discussion of bite sized pieces of work that we can do 
> in PubSubj (and the other TCs as well) so we can make some progress to 
> keep us all interested in moving forward. (Even as we wait for serious 
> funding that will enable larger pieces to be addressed.)
> BTW, many thanks for the votes of confidence and kind words! Lots of 
> work ahead but as Steve Pepper says, its too important to allow this 
> opportunity to make a difference pass us by.
> Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
> Patrick
> -- 
> Patrick Durusau
> Director of Research and Development
> Society of Biblical Literature
> Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org
> Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
> Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
> Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!
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