Joint Meeting Agenda (DRAFT)

Joint Meeting Agenda
15-19 May 2000
Reading, UK.

The fourth meeting of the Austin Group is on May 15th through May 19th in Reading, UK. The meeting is being hosted by The Open Group.

A file of logistics and hotel information is available. Hotel cutoff date for reservations is April 15th.


Please register in advance for the meeting.

Meeting Goals

The goal of this meeting is to review the draft three Common Specifications. The bulk of the meeting will be spent doing issue resolution based on Aardvark comments submitted during the review period.

Meeting Preparation

Please bring electronic copies of the draft Common Specifications (available from this web site). Please also bring with you paper copies of the base documents for use as reference material at the meeting. Some of the materials will also be available in electronic form on a reference CD-ROM. Please familiarise yourself with the documents produced from earlier Austin Group meetings ; these documents are available in the online document register.

Meeting Format

The meeting will consist of full time plenary sessions.

Meeting Times

It is anticipated that the meeting will run as follows:

Monday May 15th 10am -> 5pm
Tuesday May 16th 9am -> 5pm
Wednesday May 17th 9am -> 5pm
Thursday May 18th 9am -> 5pm
Friday May 19th 9am -> 2pm

Preliminary Agenda Items

  1. Administrivia
  2. Procedures Update - the purpose here is not to debate the procedures but to inform.
  3. Identification of Organizational Reps
  4. Status Reports
  5. Old business
  6. New business
  7. Consent list
  8. Issues list
  9. Action Item Review
  10. Draft & Meeting Schedule
  11. AOB
    If you have comments or additions to the Agenda please send them to Andrew Josey (