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Subject: RE: [xliff] Groups - XLIFF TC Teleconference added

I have just been told that "this meeting is now over. Thank you for calling"
and the connection was terminated.


-----Original Message-----
From: Reinhard.Schaler [mailto:Reinhard.Schaler@ul.ie] 
Sent: 20 February 2007 16:07
To: 'bryan.s.schnabel@exgate.tek.com'
Cc: 'xliff@lists.oasis-open.org'
Subject: RE: [xliff] Groups - XLIFF TC Teleconference added

Could it be that I am in the meeting on my own or that I have dialled the
wrong number (see the UK number below)?


-----Original Message-----
From: bryan.s.schnabel@exgate.tek.com
Sent: 16 February 2007 23:25
To: xliff@lists.oasis-open.org
Cc: carol.geyer@oasis-open.org
Subject: [xliff] Groups - XLIFF TC Teleconference added

XLIFF TC Teleconference has been added by Bryan Schnabel*

Date:  Tuesday, 20 February 2007
Time:  11:00am - 12:00pm ET

Event Description:
Standing monthly XLIFF TC Teleconference
1. Call one of the MeetingPlace phone numbers: 
From the AMER region dial: * 1-888-967-2253 * +1-650-607-2253 
From the APAC region dial: * +61 2 8817 6100 
From the EMEA region dial: * +44 118 924 9000 
2. Enter the Meeting ID (805534) followed by the # key 
3. If the organizer has not started the meeting you will be: 
  A. Asked to speak your name followed by the # key 
  B. Placed in the waiting room on music hold until the organizer starts the
If the organizer has started the meeting you will be: 
  A. Asked to enter the Meeting Password (030543) 
  B. Asked to speak your name followed by the # key

1/ roll call 

2/ Approve Previous meeting minutes
Accept, reject, or amend.


3/ Celebrity OASIS Guest, Carol Geyer: XML.org community site for XLIFF.
  A. From last month's notes "Magnus suggested that it would be a good idea
to have people taking responsibility for some of these. We would like to use
a WIKI to work on this."
  B. Refer to Carol's suggestion, posted here:
http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/xliff/200702/msg00001.html .

4/ XLIFF 1.2 Specification status and timeline for approval as a standard

  A. [completed] Sunday, January 21 - Public Review ended 
  B. [completed] Tuesday, January 23  TC Roll call vote: Approved Request
for initiation of a Committee Spec Ballot
  C. [completed] Friday, February 2  TC Ballot passed: Approve XLIFF v1.2 as
a Committee Specification
     [next steps before moving to item D.]
    i. Rename, re-title, repost XLIFF 1.2 Specification and profiles to
reflect the Committee Specification status (Rodolfo)
    ii. Update whitepaper (Rodolfo will do this; Tony located the latest
version here:
    iii. Update FAQ (Tony located latest version here:
http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/xliff/200309/msg00011.html; last author
is unknown; Doug will help author the FAQ)
    iv. "Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that
they are successfully using the specification;"
     The following OASIS members were identified and sent requests:
     - Fredrik Corneliusson, Lionbridge
     - Christian Lieske, SAP AG
     - Matthew Lovatt, Oracle Corporation
     - Magnus Martikainen, SDL International (Magnus confirmed that the
affidavit is on its way in a couple weeks)
     - Peter Reynolds, Idiom Technologies, Inc
     - Reinhard Schaler, Localisation Research Centre
(thanks to each member for attempting to obtain certification!)
    v. Wednesday, March 14 (assuming i thru iv are complete) Bryan (and
Tony) submit a TC (via email) ballot for TC approval to submit the XLIFF 1.2
Committee Specification to the membership of OASIS for consideration as an
OASIS Standard

[note:  I pushed each of the following dates out to reflect a more realistic
timeframe for completing 1 thru iv, above]

  D. Wednesday, March 21  (Assuming TC approves the ballot [7 days]) Bryan
(and Tony) request TC OASIS Administrator to submit the XLIFF 1.2 Committee
Specification to the membership of OASIS for consideration as an OASIS

  E. Thursday, April 1  (assuming all conditions have been met) TC OASIS
Administrator submits the XLIFF 1.2 Committee Specification to the
membership of OASIS for consideration as an OASIS Standard

  F. Thursday, April 15  OASIS members have until the end of the month to
vote (1st 14 days are reserved for OASIS members familiarizing themselves
with the spec)

  G. Monday, May 2  If at least 15% of OASIS voting membership has voted to
approve, and no negative votes, XLIFF 1.2 becomes an OASIS Standard.  What
if it fails?

5/ XLIFF 2.0 - Life after approval of XLIFF 1.2 
   - Below we have three lists: A. things we want to do, B. things we
haven't decided upon yet, and C. things we rule out for 2.0.
   - Let's look at each item in B. to see if we can move it into A. or C.
(or if we're not sure, leave it in B.)
   - Assign a TC member to each approved 2.0 item
  A. Items the TC has identified as likely next pursuits for XLIFF 2.0
    i    Reference implementations or toolkit(s) similar to DITA 
    ii   XLIFF validator tool to be included in a toolkit
    v    XLIFF Round Trip tool could be modified to support: 
         (DITA/ITS -> XLIFF -> Translated DITA model) 
         (Bryan - it looks like I can change the xliffRoundTrip Tool license
from GPL to 
                  Apache {according to an inquiry I made to
licensing@fsf.org, the GPL license expert debunked our 
                  misconception that "Once something has a GPL license it is
impossible to get out of it"})
  B. Items the TC has not yet ruled out
    iii  Submitting to ISO once XLIFF becomes an OASIS standard
    iv   Additional Representation Guides (DITA,.NET / Win32, Docbook)
    vi   Subsetting / restricting XSD as proposed by Christian
    vii  Version control Metadata - need to track revision information
    viii Ability to store Multilingual Content. 
    ix   Create a bare-bones XLIFF core, then provide extension modules that
support additional features.
    x    "Simplify, Extend and Clarify"
(Core XLIFF functionality would be in primary XLIFF namespace; would be very
simple to implement.)
(Extensions would provide support for more complicated features like,
Segmentation, Pre-Translation, Generic Inline Markup, etc.)
    xi   Schema Catalogues; host a namespace Catalogues 
     for XLIFF 3rd party custom / extension namespaces.
    xii  More work on inline-elements:
(Separate inline elements from other elements? Maybe as an extension?
Stronger rules for when to use each inline tag?)
    xiii Define a multi-lingual "Localisation Kit" format, which may
(XLIFF content + original source material+ all target language files+
skeleton files + reference files + some sort of manifest document
describing/defining the payload.
    xiv  Using XLIFF as a primary content authoring container. 
(Author stores contend directly to XLIFF instead of another proprietary
    xv   Terminology Markup
(Has been suggested by Kara Warburton of IBM some time ago to support
terminology markup such as translate (yes/no), subject-categorization, type,

  C. Items the TC has ruled out as likely features for XLIFF 2.0

6/ Reports from liaisons involved with other standards groups:
  A. W3C i18n
  B. Oscar
  C. Trans-WS
  D. LRC
  E: OASIS DITA Translation Subcommittee

7/ Any Other Business


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