> Dear PWG members,
>> After consulting with my local DMTF expert about the process that we
> should follow for the CIM realignment work, I have good news and
> really good news.
>> First, the really good news: the process of updating the CIM schema
> will be much simpler and less involved than I previously thought.
>> - The modeling within CIM will be done by the DMTF liaison group, in
> this case the Core Schema WG. The PWG, as the alliance partner,
> supplies the technical information about the changes needed or
> desired, technical descriptions, spec wording, etc., which is the
> technical heavy lifting.
>> - The CIM schema change requests (CRs) will be written by the DMTF
> liaison group, the Core Schema WG. This is the process heavy lifting.
>>> - The "education" period seriously goes in both directions: the DMTF
> has to become familiar with the printer device model embodied in the
> Printer MIB, and the PWG has to become familiar with the CIM schema in
> general and the CIM model of the printer device in particular. I
> assume that each group will be need to be involved in indoctrinating
> the other.
>> Now, the other good news is that the DMTF liaison person is John
> Crandall, who is said to be kinder, gentler, and very helpful. The
> only bad news is that Harry Lewis, as the PWG liaison person, has yet
> another task to occupy his free time. And we will have to find some
> time for concalls when subsets of the two groups can meet.
>> I have attached a couple representative simple CRs from the SMWG. You
> can see that the material required is pretty straightforward:
> rationale, details, issues and responses. More complex CRs that may
> go through several ballot cycles tend to be much longer than these
> simple examples, but the structure is the same.
>> We can discuss any of these points at length next week.
>> PS: We discussed using a prefix in email subject lines to enable
> recognition or sorting of messages on this WIMS sub-topic. (Like the
> "CIM>" that I included above.) Did we decide on a string to use? If
> so, I apologize for not employing it here.
>Richard_Landau at dell.com, System Mgt Arch & Stds
> +1-512-728-9023, One Dell Way, RR5-3 Box 8352, Round Rock, TX 78682
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