ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34N0870
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34
Information Technology --
Document Description and Processing Languages
|TITLE:||Letter Ballot due 2007-09-03 - Category A Liaison with the XML Guild|
|ACTION:||P-members please return your vote directly to the SC 34 Secretariat by due date; this is not a default ballot and this does require a response from all P-members.|
|DISTRIBUTION:||P-members of the committee for voting|
|REFER TO:||N0854 - 2007-03-24 - Default letter ballot due 2007-06-24: Resolution for JTC1/SC34 Category A Liaison with the XML Guild|
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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Letter Ballot due 2007-09-03 - Category A Liaison with the XML Guild
There were many responses to document N0854 titled "Default letter ballot due 2007-06-24: Resolution for JTC1/SC34 Category A Liaison with the XML Guild", all except one were in favour of establishing the Liaison.
The following comment was received from the Netherlands national body:
herewith the comments of the Netherlands on ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 N854: NEN is against a Category A liaison between JTC 1/SC 34 and the XML Guild because: - XML Guild is a group of experts and not a broadly based regional organization as required by the JTC 1 directives (188.8.131.52); - XML is one of the subjects in JTC 1/SC 34 but not the main subject as required by the directives (3.3.42) Organizations which make an effective contribution * for most of the questions dealt with by the committee.
According to Directives 9.1.6 "If any P-member objects to the question during this period, the question will be decided by a vote, either at a meeting or by letter ballot", this single negative response triggers the requirement now for a formal letter ballot from all SC34 P-members soliciting an explicit approve/disapprove response.
In correspondence with the JTC 1 Secretariat, I gather the liaison organization is invited to include a response to this comment for the information of voting members. As a member myself and author of the original liaison submission from the XML Guild, my comments to these observations by the Netherlands is that in fact the membership is broadly based with members from many countries and there has been participation by a number of XML Guild members, through their respective national bodies, in past work of SC34. The formal Category A liaison status would allow all members of the XML Guild to contribute and share their expertise with the working groups of SC34.
The 60-day formal letter ballot begins today and all P-members are requested to submit their approval/disapproval by an email to [email protected] before 2007-09-03.