WIMS> CIM> Good news on PWG-CIM alignment work

WIMS> CIM> Good news on PWG-CIM alignment work

WIMS> CIM> Good news on PWG-CIM alignment work

Richard_Landau at Dell.com Richard_Landau at Dell.com
Thu Jul 21 15:38:56 EDT 2005


> 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.  
> 
> rick
> 
> 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.  
> 
> -------------------------
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> 
> 
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