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Subject: Re: Renewal of XLIFF Promotion and Liaison Subcommittee mandate

Sorry, I realise there is no XLIFF meeting today as it is the 5th Tuesday. Still looking for a second, so that an electronic ballot can be set up asap.


Dr. David Filip
University of Limerick, Ireland
telephone: +353-6120-2781
cellphone: +353-86-0222-158
facsimile: +353-6120-2734
mailto: david.filip@ul.ie

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Dr. David Filip <David.Filip@ul.ie> wrote:
Hi all, still looking for a second to extend time frame of the P&L SC. Our current mandate expires today but the preparations for the Seattle Symposium are in full swing..
Therefore I suggest that (if I get the second by e-mail or in the meeting), we make this ballot an agenda item instead of my SC report. Bryan, could you please?


Dr. David Filip
University of Limerick, Ireland
telephone: +353-6120-2781
cellphone: +353-86-0222-158
facsimile: +353-6120-2734
mailto: david.filip@ul.ie

On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Dr. David Filip <David.Filip@ul.ie> wrote:
Dear all, Promotion and Liaison Subcommittee has been set up about a year ago, which means that it needs to seek charter renewal in order to continue working.

We have so far formed liaisons with ULI (before SC was set up), with ETSI ISG LIS, with W3C MultilingualWeb-LT 

Recently we are discussing liaison with the new SC 5 of ISO TC 37. This liaison should facilitate fast track co-publishing of XLIFF 2.0.

Also the Subcommittee has produced a report on State of the Art of XLIFF support in tools and collected data from 14 companies for the next issue of the report (the report writing still in progress).

Most importantly the preparations of the 3rd XLIFF Symposium are in full swing. This will be our first time in the US and collocated with LocWorld as part of standardization federated event FEISGILTT 2012.
As the Symposium traditionally tends to happen in autumn (from the point of view of the Northern hemisphere) it makes sense to sync the mandate of the SC with the Symposium cycle.

Therefore, I am formally asking to extend mandate of the Promotion and liaison SC till the end of 2013. I assume that the Charter does not need other cahnges than the new timing after the ballot. The text of the current SC Charter is posted below:

The elelctronic ballot wording:

Mandate of the Promotion and Liaison Subcommittee is hereby extended until December 31, 2013.

Vote: Yes/No

Looking for a second..


XLIFF Promotion and Liaison SC Charter


This Charter has been proposed to the XLIFF TC meeting as a necessary prerequisite for forming the said SC via a TC motion


XLIFF Promotion and Liaison SC is mandated by the TC to coordinate XLIFF promotion on industrial and academic forums and to coordinate relationships of the TC with other standardization bodies.

1.       SC is mandated to coordinate and facilitate activities around OASIS organizational ballot to accept XLIFF 2.0 (and subsequent) Committee Specification as an OASIS standard as soon this becomes imminent.

2.       SC can decide on promotional activities at its own discretion. SC may seek advise or help of the TC re promotional activities.

3.       SC is mandated to organize an International XLIFF Symposium exactly once a year (preferably in September)

4.       SC needs TC approval to initiate official liaison talks with any other body. SC needs TC approval for finally negotiated conditions of liaison to actually form the liaison relationship.

5.       XLIFF Promotion and Liaison SC is mandated by the TC to follow the developments of other localization or otherwise related standards and relevant standardization bodies.

6.       The standards of special interest are the following, but not limited to the following

·         LISA OSCSAR TMX and its successors

·         LISA OSCAR and ISO TBX and its successors

·         LISA OSCAR SRX and its successors

·         The Unicode Standard

·         Unicode CLDR

·         UAX #29

·         W3C ITS

·         OASIS DITA

7.       The standardization bodies and Technical Committees and Work Groups are the following but not limited to the following

·         W3C

o   Internationalization activity

·         The Unicode Consortium

o   ULI TC

·         OASIS OAXAL TC

·         OASIS DITA TC

·         ISO TC 37

·         ETSI ISG LIS

7.       Other interest groups and initiatives such as

·         LT-Web

·         META-NET

·         GALA

·         TAUS

·         Interoperability Now!

·         Localization World Conference

·         tcworld conference


In 2008/2009 there was a discussion whether XLIFF TC needs a separate subcommittee for adoption/promotion which resulted in informally appointing Peter Reynolds and David Filip to keep an eye on these things on behalf of the committee. The LISA implosion and increasing political activity preceding the imminent advent of 2.0 just blew up these things beyond the proportion that the TC had been used to in the calm period between 2006 and 2009.

The TC perception and consensus is that this SC is needed at least until the status of TMX and SRX is resolved. And even if these are resolved quickly, the SC will need to work on and for OASIS organizational ballots, XLIFF Symposium stuff, and formal liaisons with owners of related standards.

Although most of TC members are rightfully bored with non-technical discussions that are slowing down the technical progress, the best technical specification needs at least some political work to get broadly discussed, voted through in a historically short time frame, and most importantly adopted quickly and enthusiastically..
Nevertheless, it should be possible to put this SC to sleep some time late in 2012, after 2.0 and a few modules will have been successfully pushed through OASIS organizational ballots, and the SC should be mandated accordingly with clear goals drawing from the above and/or for a limited time frame..


The SC will produce at least one report monthly that will be presented on one of the regular TC meetings.

Timeline and priorities

The SC is to be formed by a ballot to take place in the regular TC meeting on 19th July 2011.

This motion if passed will mandate the SC to work for 12months and to produce at least 12 Promotion and Liaison reports that be shortly presented on regular TC meetings.

The formation of this SC has been driven by need to manage TC relationships in a complicated time of development of the 2.0 XLIFF standard and other related standards being in flux or on legally unsure grounding. After 12 months the SC needs to re-evaluate if it is still needed, and eventually adjust this Charter.

Success Criteria

·         TC has successfully managed its relationships with other standards so that related standards can be safely and effectively referenced in the Committee spec as needed.

·         International XLIFF Symposium organized each September

·         XLIFF 2.0 and subsequent specs voted through OASIS organizational ballot within 6 weeks after public review feedback has been implemented.

Dr. David Filip
University of Limerick, Ireland
telephone: +353-6120-2781
cellphone: +353-86-0222-158
facsimile: +353-6120-2734

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