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Subject: Re: [tm-pubsubj] teleconferences, Committee Plans, etc.


Mary Nishikawa wrote:
>> * Mary Nishikawa
>> | I think that we should make one
>> | TC with subcommittess, draft a new charter, and send out a call for
>> | participation.
> *Lars Marius Garshol
>> The trouble is that we can't do that, however much we may want to:
>>   <URL: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php#charter >
>> A TC is not allowed to change its charter.
> *Mary
> Yes, we are allowed to make a clarification, but not expand 
> deliverables, which would have to happen if we merged the committees.

I will ask OASIS to confirm this but "clarification" is something that 
can only happen at the organizational meeting.

Before we get bogged down OASIS procedure questions, what the charter 
says, doesn't say, etc., what is not clear to me is why we would need to 
start yet another TC?

So far, I understand your point to be it would require less meetings, 
but so far I don't see a connection between the number of meetings and 
the productivity of the TCs.

Can you outline what you think the new TC could do in terms of 
substantive work that the present TCs cannot? (Honest question. Let's 
leave aside all the formality and meeting issues for the moment.)

For me the bottom line is either we (inclusive) can either start 
devoting time to what I think we all concede is an important effort and 
thereby attract others as well, or no amount of organization, sponsored 
meetings/teleconferences or the like will save the effort. The 
procedural/meeting stuff is a means for doing work, it does not get the 
work done.


Hope you are having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature
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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