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WIMS> PWG - DMTF CIM alignment Work Register

WIMS> PWG - DMTF CIM alignment Work Register

Harry Lewis harryl at us.ibm.com
Mon Aug 1 18:20:16 EDT 2005

Hi John. 
In response to the DMTF and PWG Alliance Partnership to address alignment 
between PWG and CIM http://www.dmtf.org/newsroom/releases/2005_06_14, the 
PWG now has an active group formed under our Web-based Imaging Management 
Service (WIMS) charter. This group is meeting weekly with 7 members (6 
Companies) currently participating. According to the Work Register 
schedule we are now in the education phase. We want this to be a 2-way 
dialog between PWG and DMTF so we invite you to join our discussion to 
whatever degree you feel is appropriate. I will forward, separately, the 
details and logistics. 

We need to agree on a process for developing and communicating the DMTF 
Change Request. I will outline our current thinking below. We are flexible 
and encourage you to recommend any changes that will better suite the DMTF 
and help the process go more smoothly.

1. Co-education. Mostly PWG reviewing the CIM Printing schema, model and 
architecture. Also, PWG providing as much background as desired by the 
2. PWG will provide print domain expertise and make recommendations in (we 
anticipate) 3 categories
  a. Editorial and Minor Errors
  b. Schema Extensions
  c. Architecture and Model Issues
3. DMTF will accept written input from PWG and help format this into a 
formal DMTF Change Request
  a. This may be accomplished by providing PWG with a CR template 
4. DMTF (John et. al.) will help champion the CR through the DMTF 
Architecture Committee.

Our initial reviews have already identified several editorial changes and 
one fairly significant architecture item. We recognize that larger issues 
will require more time to reach an acceptable resolution. We are thinking 
it may be good to group "category a" findings and run these through on the 
first CR before moving on to extensions or architecture issues. This will 
help iron out any kinks in our collaborative process. 

We look forward to working with you John!
Harry Lewis 
Chairman - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
IBM Printing Systems 
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