20100322 arb communication venues
The main internal communication resource for ArB is the HL7 email list. Subscription to the email list is through the HL7 listserver page at http://www.hl7.org/listservice/index.cfm , and is open to all HL7 members and non-members.
The ArB holds regular (weekly) teleconferences to discuss the various projects we are working on. Both regular and special teleconferences are announced on the email list.
The ArB wiki can be found at http://wiki.hl7.org/index.php?title=Architecture_Board. This document is hosted and maintainted on the wiki. The wiki is used for all internal & procedural documentation, for meeting agendas and minutes, and for working project documentation.
ArB uses a skype channel to help organise teleconferences, and to assist with communications during the teleconferences. The skype channel is open to regular contributers. To join the skype channel, send an email request to any regular ArB member. Skype may be downloaded for free from http://skype.com.
Official positions of, or guidance from, the ArB that are of interest to the HL7 or related standards communities are published in the ArB blog at http://hl7-arb.blogspot.com . Any member of the ArB may post at the blog, but content is only posted to the blog following approval during an ArB meeting or by ArB memebr consensus on the ArB email list.
ArB meets regularly at normal HL7 working group meetings, and occasionally otherwise. Unless specifically announced, all ArB meetings are open to other HL7 members.
HL7 communications resources
ArB may also make use of official HQ or TSC communication resources, to either communicate directly with the committees, the membership, or to make official press releases. These communication resources are rarely used, and only when appropriate for the subject matter.