Subject: RE: [tosca] TOSCA Implementations (and more) for the Wiki
Please be aware that there is no need to use OASIS search to find and download any TC document we wish to highlight and share with other groups. There are two other mechanisms available to make things much easier (putting search aside). First, ALL our documents have a public link that is very easy to obtain, use, and share with any outside person or group. Second, there is a public page to see a listing of ALL our documents that is little different, for download purposes, from what we TC members see in our “private” listing page, except that it is completely open.
The biggest problem may be that ETSI members are simply unaware how public and accessible our documents already are, as this capability is NOT common in other standards organizations, even those using this popular website technology, which is popular in standards organization. Many folks, especially those relatively new to OASIS, may not be aware or expect this degree of openness.
Also, I note that I have already been working with Shitao, Fengkai, and John to explore other concerns that are peripherally related to this, but may even more improvements at a later date.
That said; further details on how to use existing facilities are below. All TC members should feel free to share our documents using these OASIS website features.
To provide a direct, public link to ANY TC document:
All of our documents have a public link that is very easy to obtain and use. For example, the latest working draft that Shitao has posted to the OASIS site, as of this writing, has a public URL of https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=58614&wg_abbrev=tosca, which can be shared with anybody.
Specifically, ALL of our documents have a Document Details page. Just select “Details” from the Actions column at the right of the documents page:
You will see a public URL that can be easily copied/pasted:
LISTINGS OF ALL TC DOCUMENTS:
The Documents link right on our public page in the Related Links section provides a complete list of ALL our documents for external consumption without the need for search. Some screen images and further explanation below, but it is extremely simple and easy. Here is an example of a listing, no different than what we TC members see in terms of basic functionility. Note that submitter comments are also displayed:
Hope this is helpful and useful to all.
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