Subject: Re: [tm-pubsubj] teleconferences, Committee Plans, etc.
>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? The only way to retire the current committees, combine the 3 and make a new committee. I have explained this in previous mails. I would like to hear why Steve wants to do this. We then send out a call for participation and get new members. >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.) I think that would be the beginning of a new charter:) >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. Again Patrick your descriptions in the previous mail are for F2F activities or planning for them. I guess this is because you are on the road most of the time. Planning parties to attract new members, etc. This is *not* in our charter at least not the last time I looked :) I guess my method of attracting new members is not *fun* enough. Oh, well. >The procedural/meeting stuff is a means for doing work, it does not get >the work done. So please give me a hint about what involves me in the agenda. I really didn't see a connection to anyone who does not attend the F2F meetings. The only way I have attracted people to published subjects is to relate how they can be used by other groups outside of the TM community, but this does not seem to attract people to our OASIS committee. I would really like to hear from others. Cheers, Mary