Joint Meeting Agenda

Joint Meeting Agenda
29 May -1 June 2001
Reading, UK Hosted by The Open Group.

The seventh plenary meeting of the Austin Group is on May 29 through June 1st in Reading, UK. The meeting is being hosted by The Open Group.

A file of logistics and hotel information is available.


Registration is now open.

Meeting Goals

The goal of this meeting is to review the draft six Common Specifications. The bulk of the meeting will be spent doing issue resolution based on Aardvark comments submitted during the review period. Attendees are assumed to be familiar with the proposed dispositions for the aardvark prior to the attendance of the meeting - these will not be discussed unless there is some disagreement with the proposal.

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:

Tuesday May 29 9am -> 5:30pm
Wednesday May 30 9am -> 5:30pm
Thursday May 30th 9am -> 5:30pm
Friday June 1st 8am -> 1pm

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 (