[tei-council] Statement - additional point

James Cummings James.Cummings at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Wed Aug 17 13:05:18 EDT 2011

With Julianne's correction that would bring it to:

1) The TEI Technical Council continues to function and wants to get on
with its job of improving and openly maintaining the Guidelines and
associated systems and resources on behalf of the TEI Community.

2) The TEI Technical Council is shocked and saddened by the sudden
actions of the TEI Board in dismissing its chair and the implications
this may have for the ability of the TEI Board to work effectively as
representatives of the TEI Community.

3) The TEI Technical Council desires a greater transparency and
accountability in TEI Board activities, notwithstanding the minutes of
meetings it already publishes. Council calls for reforms that introduce
mechanisms to make TEI Board activities more transparent and built on
greater consultation with the TEI Community.

4) The TEI Technical Council believes that the events announced by the
TEI Board on 15 August 2011, pending greater explanation, have caused
real harm to the TEI Consortium and wish to know the Board's plans for
restoring the Consortium's reputation and good standing in the

5) The TEI Technical Council appreciated the willingness of the outgoing 
chair to provide a vision for the TEI that could have contributed to 
reforming the TEI Consortium as an organisation. It is hoped that the 
TEI Board will consider the issues raised by this document as it moves 

Dr James Cummings, Manager of InfoDev
Oxford University Computing Services
University of Oxford

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