The OASIS DITA Adoption Technical Committee members will collaborate to provide expertise and resources to educate the marketplace on the value of the DITA OASIS standard. By raising awareness of the benefits offered by DITA, the DITA Adoption Technical Committee expects the demand for, and availability of, DITA conforming products and services to increase, resulting in a greater choice of tools and platforms and an expanded DITA community of users, suppliers, and consultants.
Since DITA adoption is stronger in the US than in the rest of the world, especially the European Union, the Technical Committee will actively solicit participation from non-US members and help to facilitate providing information promoting DITA adoption globally.
The DITA Adoption TC intends to appoint an individual who is an active, voting member of both TCs to serve as a liaison to the DITA TC, to actively communicate the work of the Adoption TC, and to request the assistance of the DITA TC on technical issues concerning the specification. Through the liaison, the DITA Adoption TC is encouraged to bring issues to the DITA TC concerning user needs in improving the specification. The DITA TC is encouraged to bring issues to the DITA Adoption TC concerning the use cases or user scenarios around proposed changes and enhancements to the specification, as well as suggestions for other adoption-related work.
By advancing the adoption of DITA through OASIS, the Technical Committee will:
Collaborate within the security of the OASIS open process
Maximize message credibility by working on behalf of a vendor-neutral standards consortium
Build on existing market awareness of OASIS as the source of DITA
Leverage the combined resources of all participants
Reinforce DITA as the result of an open, transparent process guided by multiple vendors, communities, and individuals
Openly share content and coordinate program execution with other entities that share a common or similar statement of purpose on a worldwide scope
Actively solicit participation from members outside North America and help to facilitate the provision of information promoting DITA adoption globally
Scope of Work:
OASIS DITA Adoption Technical Committee activities may extend to any of the following activities:
Additional materials supportive of the above scope.
The OASIS DITA Adoption Technical Committee is an on-going activity with no specific end date for its activities established in advance.
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