[lsb-discuss] Creating an XML/SGML LSB Component/ Freestandards Workgroup
mrj at debian.org
Thu Aug 19 09:35:04 PDT 2004
Daniel Quinlan wrote:
> Mark Johnson <mrj at debian.org> writes:
>>I've been working for the past couple years (w/ support from
>>freestandards) to establish an LSB-XML/SGML workgroup tasked with
>>developing an XML (& SGML) module for LSB.
> If you want to develop an LSB module, then the LSB chair (Mats Wichmann
> <mats.d.wichmann at intel.com>) is probably the correct person, not the
> Free Standards Group.
According to the FSG doc on forming LSB (and hence FSG) workgroups:
FreeStandards *is* the place to start, and so I've cc'd Jim Zemlin
on this message.
FWIW, I've previously completed the major steps/required documents:
FSG102-1 PROBLEM DECLARATION AND SOLUTION ABSTRACT
FSG102-2b TECHNICAL GOALS OUTLINE
FSG102-3a CORE PARTICIPANTS LIST
FSG103-3b TASK OUTLINE
The proposal itself  addresses the above issues, but needs to
updated, since I'm no longer requesting salary support, and my
contact info has changed. Also the list of core particpants will
likely have changed:
FSG103-3c INTERIM WORKGROUP CHAIRPERSON
For statements of support, see list archives following my RFC:
FSG103-3d FLESH OUT FURTHER DETAILS
In addition to the above, I've written a relatively complete draft
of a Process Model  for the workgroup, the lack of which is one
of the main reasons the previous informal attempt failed.
Yes, and I do agree with Chris Yeoh who pointed out in a follow-up
message that some of the content of the module (file placement &
directory structure) should rightfully be contained in the FHS. The
resulting WG can identify these bits and make recommendations to the
FHS for inclusion in future releases.
To summarize, then, all I really need at this point is some sort of
go-ahead from FreeStandards to proceed with the formal process of
resubmitting the documents, identifying a current list of core
participants, and updating the various other components of the
workgroup application process.
At the very least, we (Dennis Grace & I) could really use either:
(a) the password to the current <xml at freestandards.org> mailing
(b) a new list, say <lsb-xml at freestandards.org>, & password so that
we may move the subscriber list over from the defunct Duke list and
resume the discussion.
I eagerly await a response from the apppropriate parties at Free
P.S. FWIW, I bought the lsb-xml.org and lsb-xml-sgml.org domains, as
> However, info@ should generate some sort of response eventually, so that
> is a problem that should be looked into. It's probably just a case
> where the wrong people are receiving info@ or messages are not ticketed
> for response, so it's not always clear when someone has received an
Mark Johnson <mrj at debian.org>
Debian XML/SGML: <http://debian-xml-sgml.alioth.debian.org>
Home Page: <http://dulug.duke.edu/~mark/>
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