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Subject: RE: [tm-pubsubj] Plan for Progress in the TCs

Thanks, Patrick, for bringing this up. Something
certainly needs to be done :-)

One thing I would like to see for certain is the
finalization of the GeoLang PSI sets. Those are
very important and they are almost done.

If there are volunteers to continue work on XMLvoc,
that's great, but I don't have the bandwidth to do
anything other than comment on drafts.

My proposal (unless volunteers step forward) would
be to disband XMLvoc, then merge GeoLang into
pubsubj and finish the PSI sets. Depending on the
interest we are able to generate on publishing
those PSI sets, we might get enough resources to
do a small number of additional PSI sets of the
same kind -- i.e. those that are essentially pure
"translations" of existing ISO (and other) standards.


Steve Pepper <pepper@ontopia.net>
Chief Strategy Officer, Ontopia
Convenor, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3
Editor, XTM (XML Topic Maps 1.0)

| -----Original Message-----
| From: Patrick Durusau [mailto:Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org]
| Sent: 13. oktober 2004 17:30
| To: OASIS XMLvoc TC (E-Mail); tm-pubsubj; geolang
| Subject: [tm-pubsubj] Plan for Progress in the TCs
| Greetings!
| Well, we are making good progress in ISO on topic maps but I think we 
| would all agree that progress in the OASIS TCs has fallen on hard times.
| I have asked the OASIS office for suggestions and/or guidance and the 
| following was their best suggestion (under current OASIS rules):
| Since the memberships of the three TCs, Published Subjects, GeoLang and 
| XMLVoc, are almost identical, it appears we have may spread ourselves 
| too thin. Does not mean that the work of those TCs should not continue, 
| but since both GeoLang and XMLVoc depend upon Published Subjects, should 
| they be separate TCs?
| The suggested course of action was to hold teleconferences (can all be 
| on one call if the memberships in fact identical) to do the following:
| 1. Dissolve the GeoLang TC in favor of continuing work in PubSubj.
| 2. Dissolve the XMLVoc TC in favor of continuing work in PubSubj.
| 3. Decide in PubSubj whether to create subcommittees at this point to 
| continue the work of GeoLang and XMLVoc. (Could always be created, as 
| well as any other subcommittees at some later point.)
| 4. Discuss in PubSubj how to update the charter in terms of new 
| deliverables and what we would like to do for XML 2004.
| As the presentations over the last several XML conferences demonstrates, 
| interest in topic maps is on the upswing and I think we would all agree 
| that published subjects are one of the obvious 'first contact' areas for 
| other technologies with topic maps.
| I think we have a very good opportunity to attract new members to our 
| OASIS effort, which will greatly ease the burden on the core group of 
| members who have been involved in this effort.
| The SBL would be willing to sponsor the conference calls, and may I 
| suggest that we say the 29th of October as a likely date?
| Thoughts/comments?
| Hope everyone is having a great day!
| Patrick
| -- 
| Patrick Durusau
| Director of Research and Development
| Society of Biblical Literature
| Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org
| Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
| Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
| Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!
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