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5 posts. Started 21 Feb 2012 by brett. Latest reply 22 Feb 2012 by brett. RSS 2.0 feed for this topic RSS
1. Brett (brett)
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Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 Permalink

As an observer only, at this stage, it appears that BetterGEDCOM is stalled by the FHISO Project. What are your thoughts from Monday's Build a BetterGEDCOM meeting, which I would have liked to attend, but did not arise until 5am, so missed the start by an hour.

2. Louis Kessler (lkessler)
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Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 Permalink

BetterGEDCOM is probably stalled, not by FHISO and the necessity to make the new organization legal and give it structure, but probably by the effects of GEDCOMX and RootsTech interrupting matters. Once FHISO is legally underway, I'm sure they'll take a coordinating role, and use the BetterGEDCOM moniker to collect and organize all the various thinkings about the way to go.

That task is formidable though, and they need people to do the work. There's a lot of various views and discussions to sift through.

If you're interested Brett, get involved with BetterGEDCOM and help out. You can work while everyone else is asleep!

Louis

3. Brett (brett)
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Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 Permalink

That made me chuckle. I certainly can work while everyone else is asleep. And while others are awake also.

4. agh3rd (agh3rd)
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Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 Permalink

It has to also be remembered that FHISO will not only be developing a standard but will, at the same time, be building an organisational infrastructure to maintain the standard developed. People may feel they don't have the technical knowledge to contribute to developing the standard while overlooking the fact that they may have exactly the skill sets need to help develop the organisation itself.

As Louis says, it is a formidable task; but with the active help of all parts of the genealogical community it can be done.

One Community - One Standard!
;)

5. Brett (brett)
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Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 Permalink

Agreed. I am looking forward to a standard that will be supported, so I can exchange data with others, and others with me, with no loss or change.

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