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TSC - Technical Steering Committee

Monday, March 30, 2009 11:00 AM (US Eastern Time, GMT -5)
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  • Chair: Charlie McCay
  • CTO: John Quinn
  • Domain Experts: Austin Kreisler (primary), Ed Tripp (alternate)
  • Foundation & Technology: Ioana Singureanu (primary), Woody Beeler (alternate)
  • Structure & Semantic Design: Calvin Beebe (primary), Gregg Seppala (alternate)
  • Technical & Support Services: Ken McCaslin (primary), Helen Stevens Love (alternate)
  • Affiliate: Ravi Natarajan
  • ARB: Charlie Mead (primary), John Koisch (alternate)
  • HQ: Karen Van Hentenryck, Lynn Laakso


  • Charles Jaffe (CEO)
  • Ed Hammond (HL7 Chair); Bob Dolin (HL7 Vice Chair)
  • Marc Koehn (EA IP)
  • Jim McCain


  • Ken McCaslin
  • Ioana Singureanu


  1. (5 min) Meeting Admin
    1. Roll Call -
    2. Accept Agenda -
    3. Approve Minutes from 2009-03-23_TSC_Call_Minutes
    4. Review action items
      • Options for interim/temporary co-chair in Kyoto - Lynn
        • For the DESD meeting, DESD DMPs explicitly state that for quorum, the "chair (or designate) and Co-chairs representing at least half the constituents must be present". This clearly allows for a 'designated chair' for the DESD meeting.
        • For the TSC meeting,
          1. Option: do nothing, i.e. plan to achieve quorum without representation by one SD. The TSC DMPs define quorum as the "chair (or designate) and at least five other TSC members must be present, including at least two of the four elected Steering Division representatives". This definition could be strictly interpreted as a "TSC Member" must be an "elected Steering Division representative (or their alternate)".
          2. Option: Add an ad-hoc member to the TSC for a short duration. The GOM allows the provision that "Should the TSC identify an imbalance or the need for specific expertise, they may vote to include an ad hoc member to correct the situation." The ad hoc member’s term is at the discretion of the TSC (up to two years), so could theoretically last only one week if needed. This ad-hoc member counts towards quorum but not as one of the two required SD reps.
          3. Option: Add a time-limited proxy clause to the TSC DMPs. We could change the DMPs (a reusable mechanism) to allow for a proxy to represent the SD. The DESD would have to elect Jim as their proxy or ad-hoc rep.
  2. (20 min) Standing Committee Reports/Approvals
    1. EA IP Update - Marc Koehn
    2. CEO Report -
    3. CTO Report - [1]
    4. ArB Report -
    5. Affiliates Report -
    6. Domain Experts -
    7. Foundation & Technology -
    8. Structure & Semantic Design -
    9. Technical & Support Services -
  3. (30 min) Discussion topics
    1. Approval of pending TSC internal projects – See draft TSC Three-Year-Plan. TSC Internal projects which have not been formally approved by the TSC -
    2. Product Visibility Project: Scope Statement, at TSC Tracker #999; status
    3. TSC Technology Plan 2009
    4. Open Issues List

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