The original Call For Participation for this TC may be found at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200201/msg00006.html
The charter for this TC is as follows.
OASIS Published Subjects for Geography and Languages TC, usually abbreviated as the GeoLang TC.
Statement of Purpose
This Technical Committee will define sets of published subjects for language, country, and region subjects, in accordance with the guidelines for published subjects to be laid down by the Published Subjects TC.
Languages, countries, and regions are subjects that occur frequently across a wide range of topic maps. In order to promote maximum reusability, interchangeability and mergeability, standardised sets of published subjects are required to cover these domains.
Two such PSI sets (for country and language) were published as part of the XML Topic Map 1.0 Specification. The task of this TC will be to update and extend those PSI sets using existing code sets defined by recognised standards bodies such as the ISO and the UN.
The TC will not produce mappings between these PSI sets, except to the extent that such mappings are already defined in the code sources. In general, any assertions made about the subjects published by this TC, including names and mappings, will be restricted to those made in the code sources.
List of Deliverables
- Published subjects for languages (based on ISO 639)
- Published subjects for countries (based on ISO 3166)
- Published subjects for countries, regions, and geographic areas (based on USMARC)
- Published subjects for regions (based on ISO 3166)
- Published subjects for languages (based on USMARC) Published subjects for regions (based on the UNSD Standard Country or Area Codes)
- Initial drafts of all deliverables: 14 March 2002
- Final version of ISO 639 languages and ISO 3166 countries: May 2002
- Final version of remaining deliverables: August 2002
These deliverables depend on work to be done by the PubSubj TC, and their completion may be affected by delays (if any) in the work of this TC.
The TC will not produce mappings between these PSI sets, but leave this for third parties to do. The assertions made about these subjects will be restricted to those made in the code sources.