GEO Task Force
1st Face-to-Face Minutes

Boston, November 2002

acknowledgements - attendees - minutes

The first Face-to-Face meeting of the GEO Task Force was held on Friday and Saturday, 22-23 November, 2002, in Westborough, Massachusetts, (a suburb of Boston). A teleconference was held on Wednesday 26th November to continue the discussions. Minutes of that teleconference are also rolled into this document.

See also the pages for agenda and meeting logistics.


Special thanks to Whitney Quesenbery, our invited speaker, and to Matt May and Wendy Chisholm for contributing information about WAI activities.

Thanks also to Steve Billings for scribing.


Participating in person

Participating by phone

Regrets received

Other WG Members


Reading to Do - Creating Documents That Lead to Actions

Presentation by Whitney Quesenbery: Slides TBD.

WAI Overview

Matt May presented an overview ( - member only)

The group briefly reviewed the structure of some WAI deliverables:

Audience, usability, and subject areas

The discussion was centred around the Discussion Document prepared beforehand. The numbers B.X.X refer to the numbered items in that document.

Guidelines architecture

Education and Outreach

In this section Suzanne introduced some ideas and we brainstormed some more.

Team process and next steps


Other notes

The chair of the Internationalization Working Group is Misha Wolf (Reuters). The chair of the Web Services Task Force is Addison Phillips (webMethods, Inc.). The staff contact of the Internationalization Working Group and the Web Services Task Force is Martin Dürst ( The chair and staff contact of the the GEO Task Force is Richard Ishida (

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