19 September 2011


FYI - Arphax providing maps to digital and online format and


Comment: It was agreed that BetterGEDCOM as a non-commercial entity is poised to pull togethercontributions from members of the genealogy community.
AGREED: At next meeting we would discuss process for becoming a non-profit corporation using materials Gordon would provide to the wiki in the mean time.


GeneJ 2011-09-19T15:39:01-07:00
Minor Clarification
I commented on a few things, mostly echoing earlier remarks by Geir and Mr. Clark. Specifically, it would be good to discuss and document the big picture objectives of before ramping up an effort to develop what could be massive details. As well, I have been a long time believer in the 80-20 rule.

GEDCOM's sourcing/documentation architecture is a small platform--few elements and relative few "mechanical" parts.

While there are pitfalls to a system too small, there may be more pitfalls to a system that is too large.

Least we jump from the frying pan into the fire, I hope BetterGEDCOM plans carefully the mechanism by which it seeks to expand the GEDCOM system.

P.S. Apparently I didn't make the introductions cut, but you all know bear was there.