Following, you will find Gary's Email and Thread to the OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee as forwarded.
From: Gary Edwards
To: Tom Adelstein , Pamela Jones , Stephen O'Grady
Date: Dec 19, 2005 12:54 AM
Subject: Fwd: OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee
Thursday i recieved the following message from OASIS concerning the
formation of a new TC, "The OASIS ODF Adoption TC". You'll
note from the proposed charter that the new TC is geared to promotion
and marketing of ODF.
Please note also that The OpenDocument Foundation, inc.,
a USA 501c(3) non profit incorporated in California and duly registered
with the IRS, is now open and ready to work on behalf of
ODF. Our project managers are lining up to join the OASIS
ODF TC and OASIS ODF Adoption TC, pending completion of our OASIS non
profit registration. Should be done by Monday AM.
We ride to the sound of canons, through the dark of intrigue, murder and deceit. But ride we will.
"Whiskey for my men and beer for our horses! It's been another good day fighting evil forces" :)
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Roden <email@example.com>
Date: Dec 16, 2005 1:59 PM
Subject: OpenDocument Adoption Technical Committee
you for agreeing to become one of the proposers of the OpenDocument
Adoption Technical Committee. OASIS welcomes The
OpenDocument Foundation as our newest member, and looks forward to a
successful launch of the OpenDocument Adoption TC.
You should be receiving email next week with the next steps.
Please let me know if I can be of further service.
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Draft Charter for the Open Document Format Adoption Technical Committee
Draft of TC Proposal 15.11.2005
Open Document Format Adoption TC
OASIS OpenDocument Format Adoption Technical Committee
Statement of Purpose:
Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) OASIS
Standard defines an XML schema for office applications and its
semantics. The schema is suitable for office documents, including text
documents, spreadsheets, charts and graphical documents like drawings
or presentations, but is not restricted to these kinds of documents. It
defines suitable XML structures for office documents and is friendly to
transformations using XSLT or similar XML-based tools. There are
several commercial and open source applications available based on the
OpenDocument Format, with more currently under development.
The purpose of the OASIS OpenDocument Format Adoption
Committee is to drive demand for OpenDocument format compliance within
organizations and governmental bodies through education and promotion
and, secondarily, to provide market-based input regarding future
development to the OASIS OpenDocument Technical Committee.
By advancing the adoption of OpenDocument within OASIS, the Committee members:
collaborate within the security of the OASIS open process;
maximize message credibility by working on behalf of a vendor-neutral standards consortium;
build on existing market awareness of OASIS as the home of OpenDocument;
leverage the combined resources of all participants;
coordinate closely with the existing OASIS OpenDocument TC development team;
reinforce OpenDocument as the product of an open process (not a closed group of vendors); and
eliminate confusion of creating, governing, and promoting yet another coordinating body.
together, members of the OASIS OpenDocument Format Adoption Committee
will provide expertise to educate the marketplace on the value of the
OpenDocument format, increasing the demand for ODF-compliant products,
and expanding the OpenDocument community of users, suppliers, and
the support of OASIS staff and in accordance with the OASIS Media
Relations Policy, the Committee will assist in coordinating press and
analyst relations such as briefings, releases, and announcements. The
ODF Adoption TC will coordinate communications to the OpenDocument
community through the OASIS and XML.org websites, collateral,
newsletters, webinars, conferences, and other outreach venues.
cooperation with the OASIS OpenDocument TC, the OASIS OpenDocument
Format Adoption Committee may create white papers, FAQs, overview
documents, case studies, user scenarios, and other educational
materials. The Committee also may establish liaisons in accordance with
the OASIS Liaison Policy with other organizations, government agencies,
and academic institutes concerned with office applications to broaden
awareness of OpenDocument. The Committee may also assist in
coordinating the promotional efforts of members relating to
OpenDocument, leveraging those activities wherever
appropriate. The Committee may work on proof-of-concept
demonstrations to showcase how the OpenDocument Format can be
integrated with other standards, for example using ODF, XFORMS and
various Web service standards built using specific industry
vocabularies, schemas and/or transaction sets.
This Committee will consist of volunteers from member
organizations and will conduct teleconferences and occasional
List of Deliverables :
Anticipated deliverables include:
XML.org OpenDocument Focus Area
Proof-of-Concept demo scenarios
XML.org OpenDocument Focus Area will be governed by an editorial board
to be established by this committee and consist of members of OASIS.
Content will include works created by the Committee, links to other
third-party works, a wiki where users can contribute to a collection of
best practices, forums, and other applications.
anticipate the work of the OASIS OpenDocument [Format] Adoption TC will
be used by a number of groups to learn more about OpenDocument:
Corporate and governmental decision-makers
Media and industry analysts
The TC will conduct its business in English.
==== [The following is informational only for the purposes of starting the TC, and will not be part of the TC's charter.]
[a. Identification of similar or applicable work that is being
done in other OASIS TCs or by other organizations, why there is a need
for another effort in this area and how this proposed TC will be
different, and what level of liaison will be pursued with these other
The TC may consider, in consultation with the existing
OpenDocument TC, to the creation of a Member Section that could be used
as a focus for additional appropriate activities and potentially funded
There is at least one other initiative, the Open Document Fellowship, that has been announced.
[b. Optionally, a list of contributions of existing technical work that the proposers anticipate will be made to this TC.]
[c. The date and time of the first
meeting, whether it will be held in person or by phone, and who will
sponsor this first meeting.
(The first meeting may be held no
sooner than 45 days after this proposal is submitted if the meeting is
a teleconference, or 60 days for a face to face meeting.)]
Date: Time: Sponsor:
[d. The projected on-going
meeting schedule for the year following the formation of the TC, or
until the projected date of the final deliverable, whichever comes
first, and who will be expected to sponsor these meetings.]
Initial proposed meeting schedule will be bi-weekly conference calls, as well as periodic face-to-face meetings.
The names, electronic mail addresses, and membership affiliations of at
least five Eligible Persons who support this proposal and are committed
to the charter and projected meeting schedule. (Note: these people must
be eligible, i.e. OASIS members, at the time the proposal is submitted.)]
OpenStack Business Systems
Redwood City, CA USA 94063
(650) 888-2268 c.
Founding member of the OASIS OpenDocument TC, representing the OpenOffice.org Community
Founding member of the OpenDocument Fellowship and the OpenDocument Foundation - a USA 501c(3)