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Subject: RE: [ubl] Fw: Status of OASIS IT Implementations

Hi Jon,

I would like to suggest using the IRC channel during conference calls. This
will let us send messages in case there is phone static, or allow someone
that can't get on the phone but has computer access to participate.

Here's the information:

[irc.oasis-open.org] on both ports 6667
(default) and 6669.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: jon.bosak@sun.com [mailto:jon.bosak@sun.com]
> Sent: 02/01/2006 2:55 PM
> To: ubl@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [ubl] Fw: Status of OASIS IT Implementations
> Hello UBL TC,
> FYI.
> Jon
> ------- Start of forwarded message -------
> Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 10:20:43 -0500
> From: Patrick Gannon <patrick.gannon@oasis-open.org>
> Subject: [chairs] Status of OASIS IT Implementations
> To: chairs@lists.oasis-open.org
> Cc: robin.cover@oasis-open.org,
>         "'Greg Rundlett'" <greg.rundlett@oasis-open.org>
> OASIS TC Chairs,
> The OASIS Board of Directors has just concluded our January face-to-face
> meeting where, among other topics, we discussed the status of the OASIS IT
> Implementation plan.  I would like to convey to you a summary of that
> information.
> 1. Staffing.  Over the past 3 months, we had two of our IT staff leave and
> have replaced those positions with very qualified persons.  We have also
> budgeted this year to increase our staffing in this group to hire another
> software developer.  In addition, Robin Cover has joined us as a full-time
> employee serving as Chief Information Architect along with his duties as
> Editor of the Cover Pages.  Robin will be setting out our information
> architecture and helping to define functional requirements for all future
> application systems.
> 2. Document Management. Developing a solution for storing TC documents
> that
> provides a persistent URI and allows for uploading of documents by TC
> members is still a high priority. Our initial plans for deploying last
> quarter a secure FTP capability for member uploading into
> docs.oasis-open.org proved to be inadequate. The requirements have been
> re-written and a prototype interface is being developed.  We will make the
> prototype available for review and comments by TC Chairs before we move to
> full application development.
> 3. TC Support Tools.  Over the past 6 months, a number of software tools
> were installed in response to requests for OASIS to provide support tools.
> Wiki.  The MoinMoin wiki has been installed and configured.  Currently 6
> TCs
> are using this capability.  If you would like to establish one for your
> TC,
> please send your request to "support@oasis-open.org".
> IRC.  An IRC text chat server was installed and is available for use by
> TCs.
> Initial feedback from users has indicated a desire to have additional
> features including queue lists and polling on questions.  Further
> evaluation
> is underway to determine a time-frame for adding these features.
> Revision Control.  Responding to initial requests for CVS services, a CVS
> server was installed in Q3 2005.  After testing and evaluation, it was
> decided to install a SVN server instead.  The SVN service was installed in
> Q4 and is now available for use in a beta test mode.
> Bug Tracking (TC Issues Tracking).  In response to requests for a "bug
> tracking" software, IT installed Bugzilla last Q3.  Further evaluation has
> revealed that what most TCs need is an issues tracking capability.
> Several
> Technical Committees are experimenting with issues list tracking (data
> collection, linking, publishing) using XML/XSL technologies, in addition
> to
> more traditional approaches (spreadsheets, tables, Wiki pages,
> word-processor documents).  The OASIS Technology Services team has a Q1
> goal
> of assessing the XML/XSL solutions now being prototyped in four TCs,
> seeking
> to recommend one or more of these approaches for general use.
> Member Issues Tracking.  We have also seen the need to provide a members
> Issues Tracking system to enable OASIS members to submit and track follow-
> up
> to issues related to IT support needs, TC process requests, member
> services
> issues and others. This need is currently being scoped and functional
> requirements are to be defined this quarter.
> Document Searching.  The Technology Services (IT) department has also made
> a
> high priority to define, develop and deploy a document search capability
> this year.  This search service will be designed to enable members and the
> public to search for documents and messages across various document
> repositories and email archives maintained on OASIS servers.  Requirements
> gathering will be conducted in Q1 and early Q2, with development and
> deployment to follow.
> Focus Areas.  At the request of some TCs, we have developed tools that
> enable members to self edit websites that contain news and information
> about
> the adoption of OASIS Standards.  A DITA Focus Area and UDDI Focus Area
> are
> being tested now and will be announced during Q1 2006.  Other TCs will
> then
> be given instructions on how to request and support similar focus areas.
> These focus areas are being deployed on the xml.org website.
> Software Development Process.  The Technology Services staff has begun
> documentation of a software development process document that defines
> appropriate procedures to be sure that requirements gathering and
> prototype/deployment testing involve the proper set of OASIS members.
> While
> efforts have been made in the past (and continue today) to involve members
> in the design of systems that members will use, we want to do a better job
> of formalizing the requirements analysis and testing process to benefit
> from
> input by domain experts and all relevant stakeholders.
> More details on the availability of the above mentioned systems will be
> provided by my staff in the coming weeks and throughout the year.  If you
> have any questions or suggestions, please contact me directly.
> Thank you for your active support of the OASIS work.
> Best regards,
> Patrick Gannon
> President & CEO
> 630 Boston Road
> Billerica, MA  01821
> +1.978.667.5115 x201  - office
> +1.978.761.3546       - mobile
> Skype: pgannon
> www.oasis-open.org
> OASIS Symposium: The Meaning of Interoperability, 9-12 May 2006, San
> Francisco http://www.oasis-open.org/events/symposium_2006/
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