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Subject: RE: [geolang] Plan for Progress in the TCs
As one of those who has not had the bandwidth to devote much time to the work of these TCs, I would concur with Patrick's suggestions. Rather than let the fruits of a great deal of effort die on the vine, that work should be completed and distributed. I would be in favor finishing the GeoLang PSI set, whether within the GeoLang TC or within the PubSubj TC. In either case I think the PubSubj TC is a reasonable owner for the finished product. PubSubj could also publish the criteria for the creation of new PSI sets that could be stored under the OASIS umbrella. I would also be in favor of transferring any open work items from XMLVoc to PubSubj and dissolving XMLVoc. I can be available for a conference call on Oct 29, depending on the time. Hope to see many of you at XML 2004! Eric > -----Original Message----- > From: Patrick Durusau [mailto:Patrick.Durusau@sbl-site.org] > Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 11:30 AM > To: OASIS XMLvoc TC (E-Mail); tm-pubsubj; geolang > Subject: [geolang] 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! > > > > To unsubscribe from this mailing list (and be removed from > the roster of the OASIS TC), go to > http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/geolang/members/l eave_workgroup.php.