Draft minutes of meeting in Prague, 2011-03-31

robert_weir at us.ibm.com robert_weir at us.ibm.com
Mon Apr 11 17:52:07 CEST 2011

sc34wg6-bounces at vse.cz wrote on 04/10/2011 07:14:36 PM:
> It may seem premature to be thinking about a face-to-face meeting in
> 2012, given that we do not yet know exactly when ODF v1.2 will be 
> submitted for PAS transposition. However, WG 6 experts should bear 
> in mind the distinct possibility that a DIS ballot on the PAS 
> submission of ODF v1.2 would result in the need for a Ballot 
> Resolution Meeting (BRM), probably no earlier than February 2012 but
> most likely in the first half of the year. Depending upon the timing
> and location of a BRM, we may have to consider arranging two face-
> to-face meetings in fairly quick succession.
> This is probably as much speculation as is needed for now, but I’m 
> happy to receive your views, if any.

The BRM is not a WG function, so I don't think we need to concern 
ourselves with it here. 

Also, we shouldn't be discussing ODF 1.2 while under ballot.  So I can't 
see an occasion where it would be desired to have a WG meeting coincident 
with a BRM.

So I think that suggests that we adopt a WG meeting schedule based on the 
needs of ISO/IEC 26300 maintenance, which is the ambit of this WG.  The 
thoughts of other SC34 participants on what an ideal meeting schedule 
should be, whether 4x a year or 3x, is certainly interesting, but not 
binding on us.

I'll also observe that past face-to-face WG meetings have been sparsely 
represented physically by active participants of this WG.  Many of us 
participate only via telephone.  However, the practical benefit of F2F 
meetings has been not for us to progress the work of the WG, but to 
socialize the work of the WG to other SC34 participants who drop in at 
their convenience.  So I think it is valuable for us to continue 
scheduling F2F meetings opportunistically for that purpose, at the 
convenience of the Convenor. We could, as a WG, present an informative 
report for that purpose at almost any time.


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