ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34N0682
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34
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|TITLE:||Proposal to transfer the ownership of the domain name topicmaps.org to SC34 (or its representative)|
|SOURCE:||Dr. Michel Biezunski|
Dr. James David Mason
(ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Secretariat - Standards Council of Canada)
Crane Softwrights Ltd.
Kars, ON K0A-2E0 CANADA
Telephone: +1 613 489-0999
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Proposal to transfer the ownership of the domain name topicmaps.org to SC34 (or its representative) November 16, 2005 by Michel Biezunski 1) Topicmaps.org ownership would be transferred to SC34, through the Canadian Standards Organization on topicmaps.org, and will be controlled by SC34 with the exception of a section devoted to the history of topicmaps.org. This section would be placed under the management of Michel Biezunski with full authority over the content. There will be a disclaimer saying that SC34 is not responsible for the content of that section. SC34 understands that the section of the web site is done as a service provided to the TopicMaps community, and that SC34 acknowledges that it won't be able to influence the content of that section. There should be no time limit to this agreement. Michel Biezunski intends to have an archivist be in charge of that section of the web site. The plan is to publish a comprehensive history with a record of the various versions of the documents that were created by topicmaps.org. It will be used and presented as archival material and will be done in a very rigorous and professional manner. 2) A notice will be published on topicmaps.org saying that this domain name was donated by Michel Biezunski, who was the initiator and co-founder of the activity once called "topicmaps.org", as well as a co-editor of the XTM specification from the beginning until January 2001. This notice will be permanent and will be put on the home page (http://www.topicmaps.org) The historical part of the web site will be at the URL: www.topicmaps.org/history. The historical section will be addressable from the home page. 3) A formal request from SC34 should be addressed to Michel Biezunski in the form of an email that should be sent with a copy to the mailing list. Any correspondence on that matter should be done in the open, i.e., all emails should systematically be copied to the mailing list. The letter should document the reasons why it is important for SC34 to use topicmaps.org.