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Subject: Re: ebXML list of participants


First of all, if your list of participants is an amalgamation of all the
listserver subscriber lists, and you are doing it by hand, I support not
doing it by hand. Isn't there a tool that can simply produce a composite of
all the listserver subscriber lists?

As to who is really a participant, that's a potential nest of rattlesnakes.
I doubt that there is an answer.  A composite list of all ebXML meeting
attendees would include a lot of lurkers and miss people who are active on
email but can't get to meetings.
A composite of the participant lists from the individual specifications
would miss people because the teams aren't necessarily keeping them up to
date and some team leads (like me) haven't built the list yet.

I suggest:

   Automate the composite list of the listserver subscribers if this
   composite list is needed.

   Build a composite meeting attendee list, labelled as such, if it is

   Otherwise "don't go there".



Martin W. Sachs
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
P. O. B. 704
Yorktown Hts, NY 10598
914-784-7287;  IBM tie line 863-7287
Notes address:  Martin W Sachs/Watson/IBM
Internet address:  mwsachs @ us.ibm.com

Karl Best <karl.best@oasis-open.org> on 01/18/2001 02:17:13 PM

To:   ebxml-awareness@lists.ebxml.org, ebxml-stc@lists.ebxml.org
cc:   Karl <karl.best@oasis-open.org>
Subject:  ebXML list of participants

OASIS IT staff has been maintaining the ebXML list of participants
(http://www.ebxml.org/participants/participants.htm) by hand, and adding
names every few weeks. This isn't really a list of people who participate,
but rather a list of people who subscribe to any the ebXML lists, whether
they particpate or not. (Given the numbers, it's actually a list of
there's ~2000 people on the list, but probably only a couple hundred of
those really participate.)

My question is whether we should make the effort to continue to keep this
list current. Over 900 people have subscribed to the mail lists in the past
five weeks! Do we want those 900 people added (by hand) to the participants
list? I think anyone who is truly participating has been doing so for quite
some time, so the people subscribing now are just lurking.

So, we can either 1) continue to manually add new people to the list as
subscribe, 2) stop adding people and just leave it where it's at today, or
3) actually come up with a list of participants (defined as what?) and
publish that list on the web page.

Feedback, please.

Karl F. Best
OASIS - Director, Technical Operations
978.667.5115 x206
karl.best@oasis-open.org  http://www.oasis-open.org

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