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With all the recent discussion about shortcomings in proposed or pending 
standards I thought there might be some interest in the position 
announced below. Standards bodies can't do a good job without the widest 
possible participation. Here is an opportunity to make a difference. 
(Note that you can join without any intention of seeking the announced 
position, V1 needs participants for the various projects mentioned below.)

Note that xml-dev readers who are not working for US domiciled 
organizations should check with the appropriate national body for 
similar opportunities to participate in international standards work.

Note that the position requires membership in the V1 committee, see the 
INCITS (International Committee for Information Standards) webpage: 
http://www.incits.org for further details.

The V1 committee (full name: V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing 
Systems Interface)  is the U.S. TAG (Technical Advisory Group) to 

SC 34 is the home of work on projects such as: Document Schema 
Definition Languages (RELAX-NG), Document Style Semantics and 
Specification Language (DSSSL), and Topic Maps, among others.

Participation through a national body involves working on the 
development of the latest technology standards that underlie the 
software of tomorrow. Lots of hard work, good companions and technical 
excellence await those who choose to participate.

Hope everyone is having a great day!


***Call for Volunteers: V1 International Representative***

Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)
1250 Eye St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005
Telephone 202-737-8888; Fax 202-638-4922;

Date: June 18, 2003
Date Due: July 19, 2003
Reply to: Jennifer T. Garner
Phone: (202) 626-5737
email: jgarner@itic.org <mailto:jgarner@itic.org>
cc:    Patrick Durusau, V1 Chairman
Arnold Winkler, SDB Liaison to V1


To: The Members of INCITS/V1

From: Jennifer T. Garner, for the INCITS Secretariat

Subject: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - International Representative - INCITS/V1, 
Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems


Due to the recent appointment of Mr. Patrick Durusau as Chairman of 
INCITS/V1, the office of V1 International Representative is currently 
vacant. This first call for volunteers to serve as International 
Representative of V1 is being issued the the members of V1 and will 
close on July 19, 2003.

Any member of the INCITS Subgroup is welcome to volunteer to serve. 
Before one considers doing so, however, the commitment in time and 
responsibilities should be considered. Officers must actively support 
the administrative structure that ensures due process to all 
participants, assists in reaching consensus and protects the 
accreditation of the entire system. [There is no limit to the number of 
terms an individual may serve. There is a rule prohibiting one 
individual from being appointed to two or more offices of the same 
committee simultaneously.]

<http://www.incits.org/archive/2003/in030017/in030017.pdf>, Organization 
and Procedures of INCITS, generally describes officers' 
responsibilities, and a more detailed list of duties has been compiled 
in the INCITS/SD-8 <http://www.ncits.org/sd8-r1c.htm>, Officers' 
Reference Manual.

Those willing to make this commitment must submit three written 
statements in support of their candidacy:

  1. A one-page statement of experience, indicating the volunteer's
     expertise in the subgroup's program of work, voluntary standards
     efforts, committee experience and leadership abilities (to be
     forwarded to the INCITS Subgroup for an advisory ballot if there
     is more than one candidate).

  2. A statement of management support for a three-year term on company
     letterhead acknowledging the additional workload, financial
     resources and duties required of an officer over and above that of
     a technical participant.

     The statement of management support for the three-year term is a
     good faith commitment, not a legal binding commitment. If future
     circumstances require the applicant to resign from the office
     before the term has been fulfilled, this will be accepted without

  3. A statement as to whether or not the candidate is a representative
     of a U.S. domiciled organization.

Any supplemental materials will be forwarded along with the advisory 
ballot to INCITS, which appoints all INCITS Subgroup officers. The 
statements from candidates wishing to serve in the above referenced 
position on the INCITS Subgroup should be sent to the attention of 
Jennifer Garner no later than July 19, 2003.

Patrick Durusau
Director of Research and Development
Society of Biblical Literature
Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model

Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work!


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