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RE: XML Change Tracking Standard

From: Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:42:02 -0400
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The StratML use case I drafted for the eGov IG is available at http://www.w3.org/egov/wiki/Use_Case_1_-_Strategic_Plans 


For purposes of change tracking, a key point is that one of the reasons strategic plans have not been taken seriously is that too much of the focus has been on style rather than substance, i.e., publishing an attractive document rather than establishing longer-term goals and near-term objectives that are not only well-conceived based upon the best available information but also dynamic and relatively easy to change based: a) upon new and better information, and b) close consultation with stakeholders.


So the requirement is not only to facilitate change but also to track and be able to report it to stakeholders.  While change may be hard, culturally speaking, it should be easy technically speaking.  At the same time, however, the very value of planning and plans depends upon accountability – not only in meeting planned objectives as well as possible but also awareness and justification of changes in plans due to changing circumstances.  (Failure should be fast and small, contributing to learning and eventually to success – in terms that are both measurable and meaningful to stakeholders.)


BTW, the term applied to changes in cost and schedule objectives is “re-baselining”.  https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071003082757AAOV6Mo 




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Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2014 5:00 AM
To: Owen Ambur
Cc: public-change@w3.org; Chet Ensign; Betsy Fanning; Donna.Roy@dhs.gov; headquarters@armaintl.org
Subject: Re: XML Change Tracking Standard


Thanks Owen for this input

I hope I'm not too late 

Do you have use cases and requirements for that ?

If so please feel free to propose them via email and we will incorporate them in the use cases and requirements documents



On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 5:50 PM, Owen Ambur <Owen.Ambur@verizon.net <mailto:Owen.Ambur@verizon.net> > wrote:

Robin, in light of the Executive Order <http://xml.fido.gov/stratml/carmel/EOOMRDwStyle.xml>  and accompanying OMB policy memo <http://xml.fido.gov/stratml/carmel/M-13-13wStyle.xml>  making openness, machine-readability, and data standards <http://xml.fido.gov/stratml/carmel/M-13-13wStyle.xml#_78e85ef4-b91c-11e2-bf2b-79d279ad226c>  the default for U.S. government information, the time may be ripe to: 


a)      Specify XML schemas (XSDs) for all .gov records series <http://www.slac.stanford.edu/history/terminology.shtml> , including Executive Orders and OMB policy memos, for example;

b)      render the authoritative sources of .gov records in open, standard, XML formats; and

c)       apply a W3C standard for tracking changes to them.


It would be a continuation of a series of unfortunate events <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Series_of_Unfortunate_Events>  dating back more than a decade if the W3C (along with other SDOs like OASIS, AIIM & ARMA) were to fail to capitalize on such an opportunity. http://xml.fido.gov/documents/completed/genesis.htm 


Owen Ambur

Chair, AIIM StratML Committee <http://www.aiim.org/Research-and-Publications/Standards/Committees/StratMLC:/Users/Owen%20Ambur/Documents/Ambur%20Children%20Tax%20Info> 

Co-Chair Emeritus, xml.gov <http://xml.fid.gov/>  CoP

Communications/Membership Director, FIRM <http://firmcouncil.org/index.htm> 

Former Project Manager, ET.gov <http://ambur.net/et/ETGovHistory.htm> 

Invited Expert, W3C eGov IG <http://www.w3.org/2000/09/dbwg/details?group=42481&public=1> 



From: Robin LaFontaine [mailto:robin.lafontaine@deltaxml.com <mailto:robin.lafontaine@deltaxml.com> ] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:52 AM
To: public-change@w3.org <mailto:public-change@w3.org> 
Subject: Next steps?


Things seem to have gone very quiet on this list - I have been trying to contact our chairman, Mohamed, so far without success, to see how best to move forward. That said, I have had a lot of folk asking how this is progress and when there might be a W3C offering in change tracking!

It would be good if someone could help us move forward with a conference call, meeting or other suggestion. 


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