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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 15:12:15 -0400
Reply-To: Clyde Roby <[log in to unmask]>
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Mike and Chris,

Great discussion, guys!

Previously, your conversation mentioned:
> > > - tried to get involved with the SIGAda activities, especially
> > >   the various working groups
> >
> > I can only do what I am either financially capable of doing or
> > logistically
> > able to do.  So is a lot of other people on this list.
>
> Well, true, but I'm suggesting only that you work within the
> existing working group framework. It doesn't have to cost you
> more time than you'd otherwise spend; a lot of work is done
> over the net, for example. If there's not an appropriate WG yet,
> get some people together and form a new one.

I second Mike's comment here.  Over the past several years, SIGAda
working groups have come and gone; some have gone and been resurrected
even.  Just get a group of interested people together, either in
person at a SIGAda meeting (perhaps starting off with a BoF session),
or start it right here over the web.  For SIGAda's purposes, all you
need is a charter (a couple of paragraphs about what the WG will do)
and a Chair.  For other purposes, you might need additional officers
(e.g., Co-Chair when Chair can't be present at a physical meeting;
optional Secretary to take notes at meetings; optional Webmaster).

Further in the conversation, Mike said:
> As far as I know, everything on the SIGAda website is completely
> public; nothing is passworded. Teamers should keep this in mind
> and use the SIGAda site as one of their regular Ada resources.

Each WG can have space on the SIGAda (actually, ACM) host.

Mike further said:
> I don't think this is off-topic - it goes directly to the question
> of the various organizations, sites, and other resources that are
> there to support and promote Ada. I think there enough of them now;
> let's just all use them as effectively as possible.

Agreed.

I can volunteer to be "webmaster" for the WG, placing the necessary
artifacts on the web site and generally keeping things up-to-date and
relatively organized.  I do that now for ASISWG
(http://www.acm.org/sigada/wg/asiswg/).

Clyde

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