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Kevin Ashley

From a number of perspectives, I am in strong agreement with Paul that the
group’s scope should not try to take this task on. If this is a useful area to
explore, I would rather see a new working group take it on – I speak now as
co-chair of the overall interest group looking after the DMP working groups.
The Common Standards Group has an admirably narrow focus and task to complete
and I would want to see that achieved first before branching out. Lots else
depends on getting this standard agreed.
I’ll return to the original criticisms made by Phillip Conzett in a separate
reply as I think we’ve ended up with two quite distinct issues in this email thread.