Subject: Minutes: XRI TC Telecon 8-9AM PT Thursday 2008-09-04
Following are the minutes of the unofficial telecon of the XRI TC at: Date: Thursday, 04 September 2008 USA Time: 8:00AM - 9:00PM Pacific Time ATTENDING John Bradley Nika Jones Les Chasen Drummond Reed Peter Davis Marty Schleiff REGRETS Markus Sabadello AGENDA 1) STANDING RULE UPDATE Our standing rule ballot in July passed. http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/xri/ballot.php?id=1496 Procedurally this just means we need to post this standing rule on our home page. # DRUMMOND to post the text proposed by Mary McRae when she sends it. 2) FACE-TO-FACE MEETING SCHEDULED John pointed out that the ORMS TC may not be meeting at IIW (Nov. 10-12 in Mountain View, CA), and if it does, it will probably meet during IIW itself. That frees up the two days after IIW (Thur/Fri Nov. 13-14). Thursday is a Kids Online meeting, and a few XRI TC members may need to attend some of that, but in general, we should be clear to hold a F2F from 3PM Wed. to 3PM Friday. There was consensus we should proceed with this timing since many TC members are planning to attend IIW and could attend a F2F afterwards. # DRUMMOND to add this to the TC calendar. # JOHN to check with Kaliya and arrange a room, both Thursday and Friday. RE travel, the XRI TC needs to produce a white paper and thus we can apply for budget to produce that. Extra hotel room night. # DRUMMOND to post a message about travel and hotel expense. 3) W3C TAG DISCUSSION We reviewed three pages updated or created as part of our ongoing discussions with the W3C TAG. The first one, http://wiki.oasis-open.org/xri/XriTcW3cTag, was updated to reflect feedback from Stuart Williams about the TAG's view of how the issues should be framed. Specifically, the TAG feels that a class of identifiers that can be mapped to HTTP URIs should be defined as a subclass of HTTP URIs. The second one, http://wiki.oasis-open.org/xri/XriTcW3cTag/TagFindingReferences, explains why all the references (besides XRI) cited as motivations for the TAG's "URNs, Namespaces, and Registries" finding are not relevant to the XRI TC's requirements for abstract identifiers. The third one, http://wiki.oasis-open.org/xri/AbstractIdentifierArchitecture, is the start of a document explaining abstract identifier architecture -- something we've long needed as a TC but which the TAG dialog has underscored the importance of. Marty pointed out that while all of this is good work, it is adding up to a lot of work, and we might be able cut down the total time involved for both the XRI TC and the TAG by having the TAG clearly state their objections to XRI using an URI scheme. That way we can focus right in on those objections and the best way to address them. We ran out of time at that point and will further discuss on the next call.