[sc34wg3] Minutes from 7 October 2011

Patrick Durusau patrick at durusau.net
Fri Oct 14 16:29:00 EDT 2011


I will put these in a separate document for Toshiko but here are the 
draft minutes of our 7 October 2011 meeting:



Graham Moore

Motomu Naito

Andrew Townley

Steven Newcomb

Benjamin Bock

Patrick Durusau, convener.

The meeting started promptly at 11 AM GMT/UTC.

The agenda, http://www.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/sc34/open/1651.htm, was approved.

4. Review of work

A review of the current projects and editorships revealed that the 
following projects are pending in WG 3 (No final decisions were taken 
but the consensus of those present on disposition is noted below):

13250-1 (TR) Information Technology -- Topic Maps -- Part 1: Overview 
and basic concepts - This should be completed, resources permitting.

13250-3 (2nd ed) Information Technology -- Topic Maps -- Part 3: XML 
syntax - It isn't clear what outstanding work is required. Patrick 
Durusau will contact the Secretariat to verify. If work is needed, it 
will be completed.

13250-5 Information Technology -- Topic Maps -- Part 5: Reference Model. 
This should be completed by removing the TMDM-> TMRM mapping and any 
other required edits.

13250-7 Information Technology -- Topic Maps -- Part 7: Graphical 
Notation - This project is now 6 years old without a significant draft. 
It should either be allowed to be deleted by ISO or terminated by motion 
of WG 3.

18048 Information Technology -- Topic Maps -- Query Language (TMQL) This 
project is now 10 years old without a draft that has common support. The 
current editors are burdened by other duties and won't be able to meet 
the current deadlines. Project should either be terminated by ISO or 
motion in WG 3. We can return to this work in the future should a 
proposal with broad support and substantial completion arise.

29111 (TR) Information Technology -- Topic Maps -- Expressing Dublin 
Core Metadata using Topic Maps This project is 5 years old and there 
isn't a draft with substantial support nor are there resources to 
complete the project at this time. It should be allowed to deleted by 
ISO or terminated by motion of WG 3.

It is with regret that several projects will be terminated by ISO or on 
motion of WG 3, but further delay, particularly with few resources, does 
not reflect well on WG 3.

5. Additions to WG 3 work

One potential new work item, because it is already substantially 
completed, would be the SD Share project, which failed most likely 
because of confusion about the meaning of "support" in the ballot. 
Members of WG 3 are going to evaluate their resources for another 
attempt at this project, a subject discussion at of our next meeting.

One possible work item would be for WG 3 members to create listings of 
"tips" or what they have learned about information management, final 
deliverable to be determined.

Another potential work item would be the production of yearly reports on 
the state of information integration.

And/or a yearly report that had particularly significant insights into 
integration generally or datasets in particular.

One recurrent theme was that WG 3 needs a new vision of where 
integration can/should be in five years and then use that to shape new 
reports and projects.

Without deciding on any particular form or content, it was agreed that 
all the participants present (and anyone else who cares to contribute), 
should produce a written statement about the future of integration in 3 
to 5 years or other work products they would like to see from WG 3.

Those present did decide that such statements shall be posted to the 
sc34wg3 at isotopicmaps.org mailing list no later than 28 Oct. 2011.

The next teleconference of WG 3 will be held at 11 AM GMT/UTC on 4 
November 2011, with the following agenda:

   1. Opening of the meeting (11:00 UTC)
   2. Roll call of participants
   3. Adoption of agenda (this document)
   4. Report of convener on 13250-3 and required work (if any)
   5. Report of convener on 13250-1 (TR) and 13250-5 (just to keep it
      near the hottest burner)
   6. Vision/Work Product statements for WG 3 (discussion)
   7. Any other business
   8. Resolutions (appreciation to ISO for the conference service, etc.)
   9. Adjournment (13:30 UTC or earlier)

There being no further business, the meeting of WG 3 was adjourned at 
13:30 PM UTC.


Patrick Durusau
patrick at durusau.net
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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