Call for Vote - DocBook V5.0

Volume 12, Issue 37; 19 Oct 2009; last modified 08 Oct 2010

DocBook V5.0 is ready to become an OASIS Standard!

It's been a long, and sometimes winding, path from DocBook V4.5 to DocBook V5.0, but we're finally approaching the finish line to make it official. The OASIS Call for Votes went out on Friday!

The ballot is open now through 31 October, 2009.

If you belong to an OASIS Member organization, please encourage your representative to vote “Yes”. (The full list of eligible voting members is included on the ballot).

DocBook V5.0 is a significant milestone in the evolution of the standard. Based on RELAX NG and designed with extensibility and flexibility in mind, making DocBook V5.0 an OASIS Standard will provide the solid foundation that we need to continue improving The Source for Documentation™.

(We really do have some cool stuff coming down the pipe, so as they say in Chicago, vote early and vote often!)


Thanks for all of the great work that went into v5.0. It would be the best thing ever if there was a documented and reproducible way to convert the RELAX NG to valid XSD!

—Posted by bill on 20 Oct 2009 @ 12:07 UTC #