[OSGeo-Standards] Best practices in writing a glossary entry

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Oct 6 12:46:58 PDT 2019

Forwarding Reese's email to the standards list - he is having email list 
problems. ...

On 6/10/19 1:34 pm, Reese W. Plews wrote:
> hello Cameron, thank you for the message and for preparing the wiki page.
> On Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 4:06 AM Cameron Shorter
> <cameron.shorter at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi Reese,
>> These ISO guidelines are great and will be good to share.
>> I've created a stub wiki page for you:
>> https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeolive/wiki/Glossary%20terms
>> Which is linked from:https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeolive/wiki
>> When you try to edit the wiki, you will discover you will need an OSGeo
>> id. Apply for one, then let me know and I will go through and approve.
>> (This process is poorly set up by OSGeo).
>> On 5/10/19 10:10 am, Reese W. Plews wrote:
>>> hello Cameron,
>>> yes, for our ISO work, we use the ISO Directives, Part 2, Clause 16
>>> and 17. that provides the specific rules for the standards developers
>>> to follow. one of the main ideas for the terminology entry is that the
>>> actual definition could be replaced for each term instance the text of
>>> the standard and it will make sense.
>>> the iso directives are available here as html, and other locations as PDF
>>> https://www.iso.org/sites/directives/current/part2/index.xhtml
>>> for the work in TC211 we cannot deviate from those rules. when i make
>>> comments to the standards developers on the terminology, in the early
>>> stages of the work, a number of comments can be about formatting and
>>> grammar. this is especially true for standards developed else where
>>> that would then "come into the ISO process"
>>> please have a look at the directives and we can talk more.
>>> is the wiki page ready?  i had not seen any note about it this week. i
>>> was going to got back through the messages but if i could not find it
>>> i was going to make a google doc page to write some of these things
>>> down or pull them from the messages.

Cameron Shorter
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