WIMS> CIM> What is the W for?

WIMS> CIM> What is the W for?

WIMS> CIM> What is the W for?

Dave Whitehead david at lexmark.com
Mon Jan 5 16:30:38 EST 2009

How about "Workgroup for Imaging Management Semantics" -- that way we 
don't need to explain the missing "G."


David H. Whitehead
Development Engineer
Lexmark International, Inc.

"Ira McDonald" <blueroofmusic at gmail.com> 
Sent by: owner-wims at pwg.org
01/05/09 04:21 PM

"Harry Lewis" <harryl at us.ibm.com>, "Ira McDonald" 
<blueroofmusic at gmail.com>
"Petrie, Glen" <glen.petrie at eitc.epson.com>, wims at pwg.org
Re: WIMS> CIM> What is the W for?


So, "Working Group for Imaging Management Semantics (WIMS)"

Bill is quite right that Services is not the correct scope.

A precedent is IETF PWG (Printer Working Group, originally
chartered for RFC 1179 and later for RFC 1759).

- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Blue Roof Music/High North Inc
email: blueroofmusic at gmail.com
579 Park Place  Saline, MI  48176
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI 49839

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Harry Lewis <harryl at us.ibm.com> wrote:
> So that would be "Working group for Imaging Management Services"?
> (Semantics?) That'd be OK.
> Also, I'd have no problem retiring both PMP and WIMS and migrating into 
> or some other agreeable new name.
> Also, I'd have no problem just keeping WIMS as is and not getting too
> concerned that everything in the bucket is not "Web based".
> Harry Lewis
> Program Manager - Intellectual Property & Open Standards
> Phone: 303-924-5337
> e-mail: harryl at us.ibm.com
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> P Think before you print
> "Petrie, Glen" <glen.petrie at eitc.epson.com>
> Sent by: owner-wims at pwg.org
> 01/05/2009 12:21 PM
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> Subject
> RE: WIMS> CIM> What is the W for?
> I support W as  "Working group"
> ________________________________
> From: owner-wims at pwg.org [mailto:owner-wims at pwg.org] On Behalf Of
> Richard_Landau at Dell.com
> Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 11:10 AM
> To: wims at pwg.org
> Subject: WIMS> CIM> What is the W for?
> Re: changing the name of the WIMS group to reflect its broader scope
> If the goal is to retain the acronym WIMS, we must construct a suitable
> backronym.  The problem is the W, since the absorbed PMP items are not
> "Web-based."  The current charter draft suggests "Wide-scope."
> A few minutes with a dictionary yielded some other possibilities.
> Interesting but rejected:
> - Wagner's     (practical)
> - Wonderful    (boastful)
> - Whiz-bang   (flippant)
> Possible:
> - Well-known
> - Working group for, as in "Working group for Imaging Management 
> So long as the W does not stand for Washington, or for any other meaning 
> "W" recently related to Washington, it's okay.
> Of course, we could always change the name slightly, since lots of
> interesting words end in MS for Management Semantics.  For example, 
> Systems Management Semantics, or ISMS.  Has kind of a nice ring to it.
> rick
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