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TSC - Technical Steering Committee

Monday, October 15, 2007 11:00 AM (US Eastern Time, GMT -5)

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  • Domain Experts: Jim Case (primary), Austin Kreisler (alternate)
  • Foundation & Technology: Ioana Singureanu (primary), Woody Beeler (alternate)
  • Technical & Support Services: Ken McCaslin (primary)
  • Affiliate: Frank Charlie McCay (Chair)


  • John Quinn (CTO); Charles Jaffe (CEO)


  1. (05 min) Roll Call - McCay
  2. (05 min) Approve Minutes & Accept Agenda - McCay called the meeting to order. There were no suggested edits to the agenda.
  3. (05 min) Review Updated TSC Mission and Charter - MOTION by McCalin: To accept the modifications as they appear on the wiki site; seconded by Case. The motion passed unanimously.
  4. (15 min) Web Content Migration Prioritization - McCaslin reviewed the web site content spreadsheet, which will be used to assist the Electronic Services Committee and staff migrate content from the current web site to the new site. If TCs/SIGs wish to link to outisde URLs, they need to convey that to McCaslin. McCaslin needs to know who will be responsible for migration of the content for each of the links displayed on the spreadsheet. There was some discussion as to whether all content should be migrated, although McCaslin indicated that there is not enough time to specify which content will be migrated vs. archived, so archiving is not up for discussion at this point. All content will be migrated to the new site over the next 30 days. TSC members are being asked to distribute the spreadsheet to their steering divisions, who should then provide a contact for each line item and a priority (1-5). The highest priority content will be moved first. We will freeze content on the old site, and then move it to the development site. The committees will be asked to review their content on the development site, and once confirmed, it will be moved to the production server. McCaslin will provide critical dates to the TSC related to the migration of the content, including date on which the current site will be frozen, date when development site is available, date when review is needed, date when content will be migrated, etc. McCaslin needs a response from the TSC members by Friday, october 19.
  5. (10 min) Review Proposed Issue Tracking- Van Hentenryck walked the TSC members through the proposed process for issues tracking. Case suggested that we change the Approved status to Accepted. Singureanu will forward Van Hentenryck a list of statuses she's used with other issues tracking systems. The idea of assigning a TSC steward was met with approval, with the understanding the stewart could be an individual or a Steering Division. Van Hentenryck asked if it would be useful to have a priority and/or target completion date on the template. There was agreement that a target completion date would be useful. Once the submission form is updated and the alias created, McCay will send a note to the co-chairs explaining the issues submission process.
  6. (15 min) Standing Committee Reports
    • CEO Report - Jaffe was not in attendance
    • CTO Report - Quinn -- apologies received (John is on holiday this week)
    • Affiliates Report - McCay reported that there are currently no issues to be discussed from the international perspective.
    • Domain Experts - Case reported that the Domain Experts Steering Division has not yet met as they are having difficulty finding a time when most co-chairs can participate. It appears that they will meet this Friday for a two hour call and they have a lengthy agenda. Case has discussed with Hammond whether the CIC would fall under the Domain Experts Steering Division. Hammond has indicated that at this point in time, the CIC has nothing that fits under the standards development domain. McCay will talk again with Hammon to determine his future plans for this group and whether he sees the CIC falling within or outside the purview of the TSC.
    • Foundation & Technology - Singureanu reported that the Foundation & Technologies Steering Division has met and discussed their Decision Making Practices (DMPs). They has also been discussion and agreement on promoting the SOA SIG to a TC, and discussion regarding the harmonization process.
    • Structure & Semanic Design - Neither Beebe nor Seppala were on the call so there was no report from this Steering Division.
    • Technical & Support Services - McCaslin reported the the Technical & Support Services Steering Division reviewed the proposal from PIC to participate in the SD in voice only but without vote. He wondered whether he should reach out to the Marketing Committee to determine if they would be interested in a similar arrangement. The TSC agreed that this would be worthwhile. The Technical & Support Services SD is also working on their DMPs. They plan to meet twice/month.
  7. (5 min) Other Business - The TSC review the current issues list, with issues 14 and 15 being identified as issues that require immediate attention. There is confusion among the co-chairs about how issues are resolved, particularly issues around ballots, substantivity, etc. Van Hentenryck suggested that all of these issues be funneled to the TSC for resoltuion. At the moment, co-chairs get a different answer/interpretation from different people (e.g., Meyer, Hammond, Quinn, HQ), which is adding to the confusion. Having a central point for issues handling/resolution will provide clarifity. Singureanu suggested that the TSC publish its decision out to the co-chairs.

Meeting adjounred at 12:05 pm ET.

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