[sc34wg3] Agenda for 22-25 May

Kal Ahmed sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Wed, 18 May 2005 09:40:16 +0100

Is it only me that is concerned about this then ? Is the agenda fixed 
and unchangeable ?


Kal Ahmed wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have a comment to make on the agenda for the WG3 meetings next week. 
> I note that  no substantive work on ISO 13250 or TMCL/TMQL to be done 
> on the Sunday, but that TMQL work is now scheduled to be done on the 
> Wednesday. I would like to raise my objection to this schedule as it 
> does not allow for members of the WG to also attend the opening day of 
> the XTech conference. I understand that the work scheduled for Sunday 
> is a review of the TM-RDF work being carried out with W3C, and a 
> presentation of OWL in topic maps - while both are interesting items 
> for the WG members, I believe that it would be better to be given a 
> choice between attending these sessions or the XTech conference rather 
> than scheduling things such that conference attend ees are not able to 
> participate in WG3 standards work.
> If the argument for scheduling WG3 meetings to coincide with 
> conferences is that people will travel to the conference anyway, it 
> seems illogical to me that those meetings should then do substantive 
> work that overlaps with the very conference we are attending!
> I therefore ask that the reports on RDF/TM interoperability be moved 
> to the Wednesday and that the rest of the agenda be reorganised so 
> that all standards-related work takes place prior to the XTech 
> conference.
> Best regards
> Kal
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