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2016-03-22 Suspended the S&CEG in order to focus on our priorities in a "committee of the whole" per our interim governance structure.

2016-02-17 Announced our interim governance structure which will apply as we work towards our new priorities.

2016-02-16 Approved our priorities and technical strategy documents as non-binding statements of TSC guidance. Approved vocabularies policy as a draft for wider comment on tsc-public.

2016-01-19 Presented our draft priorities, technical strategy, and vocabularies policy at the 19 January Board meeting, where it was agreed that we should make any final changes and release them to tsc-public for further discussion.

2016-01-07 Produced a short draft document listing our immediate priorities, and a longer draft technical strategy paper.

2015-12-07 Published a draft policy on the prefered use of vocabularies, and amended the style guide to say that "FHISO standards will normally be made available in both HTML and PDF formats".

2015-11-27 Noted that the 27 November Board meeting, in consultation with the TSC, recommended: that the TSC should produce a short high-level strategy paper; that technical work should focus on narrow citations standards covering vocabularies for textual citation elements and, less pressingly, describing source derivation; that the TSC should draft a general policy on the preferred nature of vocabularies, such as the use of URIs; and that these TSC minutes should be made public.

2015-11-22 Deployed the new technical website.

2015-11-21 Thanked the Board for approving the updated Operations & Policy Manual.

2015-11-20 Proposed some minor modifications to the Operations & Policy Manual to the Board for approval.

2015-08-21 Produced the first draft of a new technical website for the TSC, automatically updating its content from Github repositories.

2015-08-17 Suggested to the S&CEG that FHISO's general policy should be to use URIs as metadata identifiers.

2015-06-19 Suspended the CCEG in order to prioritise the work of the S&CEG; the CCEG mailing list had been silent for three months, they have no Coordinator, and none of its members have been active recently.

2015-06-15 Reported to the S&CEG on a possible opportunity to work with FamilySearch on a representation of source metadata.

2015-04-10 Announced the creation of the Sources & Citations EG, and approved their directives.

2015-02-27 Accepted with regret the resignation of Justin York to be Coordinator of the CCEG. Without a Coordinator or any active members, the CCEG is effectively dormant.

2015-01-14 Appointed Sue Adams to be Coordinator of the Sources & Citations EG.

2015-01-14 Agreed on a suggested prioritisation of CCEG work.

2015-01-06 Noted that the Board, in consultation with the TSC, have recommended the prioritisation of three areas of technical work: (1) further standardisation of GEDCOM and/or GEDCOM-X; (2) a new sources and citations standard; (3) a new research transfer format.

2014-11-26 Noted a commitment from Nick Hall to work on the Sources & Citations EG.

2014-10-16 Resolved that the collection of use cases and user stories and the recommendation of functional requirements in a particular subject area shall ordinarily be considered exploratory work, per section 1.2 of the Operations & Policy Manual, and conducted by the specific technical group or groups tasked with work in that area.

2014-10-08 Noted a commitment from Diane Rogers to work on the Sources & Citations EG.

2014-10-08 Noted a commitment from Richard Tallent to work on the Core Concepts EG as an associate member.

2014-10-08 Noted a commitment from Richard Tallent to work on the Sources & Citations EG as an associate member.

2014-10-04 Announced the creation of the Lexicon EG and the informal FHISO bibliography.

2014-10-02 Approved the LexEG's directives.

2014-09-30 Appointed Tony Proctor to be Coordinator of the LexEG

2014-09-26 Produced draft directives for review by the initial LexEG members.

2014-09-25 Noted a commitment from Elizabeth Shown Mills to work on the Lexicon EG.

2014-09-23 Announced the creation of the Core Concepts EG, and approved its directives.

2014-09-20 Noted a commitment from Jan Murphy to work on the CCEG.

2014-09-16 Approved a proposal by Tony Proctor to start an informal FHISO bibliography and appointed Tony its editor.

2014-09-16 Selected GitHub as our preferred collaboration platform for producing technical documents on the recommendation of the CCEG Coordinator.

2014-09-12 Appointed Justin York to be Coordinator of the CCEG.

2014-09-09 Noted a commitment from Constance Horne to work on the CCEG as an associate member.

2014-09-09 Produced a policy on document formats produced by EGs.

2014-09-08 Noted the resignation of Thomas Wetmore from the CCEG.

2014-09-05 Produced guidelines on the use of the tsc-public list.

2014-09-01 Produced draft directives for review by the initial CCEG members.

2014-08-29 Noted a commitment from John Tracy Cunningham to work on the Lexicon EG.

2014-08-28 Thanked the Board for approving the Operations & Policy Manual with minor changes, and made it public on the website.

2014-08-26 Accepted and announced a proposal from Tony Proctor for a Lexicon EG.

2014-08-26 Noted a commitment from Thomas Wetmore to work on the Core Concepts EG.

2014-08-26 Submitted the Operations & Policy Manual to the Board for approval.

2014-08-26 Noted a commitment from Sue Adams to work on the Sources & Citations EG.

2014-08-25 Noted a commitment from Justin York to work on the Core Concepts EG.

2014-08-20 Resolved that CFPS papers need to be stand-alone documents, that any links or citations need to be supporting information but not the meat of the paper.

2014-08-16 Noted a proposal from Tony Proctor to split the Core Concepts EG in two, one part to produce a lexicon of terms, the other to determine the project scope. Suggested further discussion should occur on the tsc-public list.

2014-08-16 Noted a commitment from Nick Matthews to work on the Core Concepts EG.

2014-08-15 Announced the start of technical work.

2014-08-15 Proposed four initial exploratory groups: Core Concepts, Modularity, Data Formalism, and Sources & Citations

2014-08-15 Thanked the Board for approving the TSC Charter.