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More importantly, after many false starts, Data1Systems and I have finally managed to set up an account for Jean Laporte, chair of HDWG. I know he intends to send out a general introduction communication soon and hopefully we can start working on the outstanding issues before HSSC 5, if nothing else it will reduce the fire being aimed in our direction by the chair of HSSC.
From the IHB view, I would ask for you all to engage with the development of definitions as all your views are important to this work. In addition the non-English natives have an additional important role in guiding us through the language pitfalls of avoiding selecting terms and expressions which can not be translated into your language. That said, it is important we achieve internationally agreed primary definitions of terms, which makes all inputs significant at the beginning of the process rather than at the later translation stage.
I look forward to working with you and hope that we can have a HDWG meeting soon, the first for over 10 years.