Subject: Minutes: XRI TC Telecon 10-11AM PT Thursday 2008-06-05
Following are the minutes of the unofficial telecon of the XRI TC at: Date: Thursday, 05 June 2008 USA Time: 10:00AM - 11:00PM Pacific Time ATTENDING Jamie Clark, OASIS Markus Sabadello Gabe Wachob Peter Davis Drummond Reed Marty Schleiff Nika Jones John Bradley Steve Churchill Bill Barnhill REGRETS Nat Sakimura GUESTS Lon Wiese Vince Caluori AGENDA 1) TRANSITIONING CO-CHAIRS Gabe shared that he has been planning for some time to transition his chair duties after the vote. He asked TC members interested in serving as co-chair role to contact Drummond. Drummond said he too is open to transitioning if other TC members would like to step into the role. 2) WIKIPEDIA PAGE ON XRI The neutrality of the XRI page on Wikipedia has been placed under dispute, including specifically the licensing section. This has been correct by XRI TC members several times in the past. See the Talk page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Extensible_Resource_Identifier Jamie advised and TC members agreed this is best handled by OASIS staff since they are the most neutral party and the most authortiative about OASIS policies. 3) DISCUSSION OF NEXT STEPS FOLLOWING XRI 2.0 VOTE We continued the discussion started on Monday's special telecon about the next steps the TC should take following the vote. We considered the following questions: a) How soon do we want to take the XRI specifications to another vote? The consensus was probably four to six months, considering the summer period. However the sentiment was that we need to continue to gather feedback RE the vote and the issues before ultimately deciding. b) What level of changes in the specs do we anticipate making first? Nat made a series of suggestions in an email response to the agenda this morning: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/xri/200806/msg00013.html Bill suggested that at a minumum we need to publish the use cases and requirements that explain how XRIs provide value beyond URIs as requested by several voters. Marty observed that TC members appear to be open to some substantive changes. John said he's not sure any will be needed to address the specific issues that David Orchard raised. The general consensus was that there probably be substantive changes to address some the issues that have been raised, but it will require more analysis based on the additional discussions we will be having with voters and other interested parties. We did not have time on the call to consider the other three questions that were originally on the agenda: c) What other companies or individuals do we want to get involved? d) What other adoption avenues do we want to pursue in that period? e) What non-normative materials do we want to produce in that period? However Nat's email, noted above, did contain a number of suggested answers. 4) OASIS COMMUNICATION ON XRI VOTE At mid-month OASIS News will carry a short article on the results of the vote. There was a consensus that the key points should be: * A factual reporting of the results of both ballots. * A report that a number of issues were raised about technical matters by another standards body. * A clear statement that the XRI TC members are actively continuing the development of their work which is already in production in a number of companies and communities and already incorporated into other open standards work. * A statement that the TC will be reaching out to voters and other interested parties to fully understand their feedback and reconcile issues. # JAMIE and DRUMMOND to work with Carol Geyer to prepare a draft for review by the TC. A public communication is also a possibility; we will discuss this further over the next week. 5) XRI TC COMMUNICATION WITH OASIS VOTERS There was consensus that we should communicate with all voters -- Yes and No -- thanking them for taking part and making it clear what our next steps will be. We will determine and assign this action item. # DRUMMOND to coordinate this with Carol. # LES, MARKUS, JOHN, MARTY to coordinate sending it to the voters they had contacted. 6) NEXT STEPS WITH W3C TAG AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES The XRI vote is on the agenda of the W3C TAG meeting either today or Friday (their agenda lists both dates): http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Jun/0026.html There was discussion about whether OASIS in conjunction with the TC should hold some kind of plenary about the issues that W3C TAG raises. There was consensus that this would be a good step once we have done our own research into understanding the TAG's objections as well as the views of voters who commented publicly and privately. There was also consensus that we should do this relatively soon so that we can be sure our next Committee Draft addresses concerns raised by parties who attend the plenary.