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Subject: AMQP TC publishes OASIS Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP) Version 1.0

OASIS Members,

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of an OASIS Committee Specification (CS) by the members of the OASIS Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP) TC [1]:

OASIS Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP) Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
18 July 2012

AMQP (Advanced Message Queuing Protocol) is an efficient, reliable, wire level messaging protocol supporting common middleware messaging interaction patterns: messaging, request/response, publish/subscribe, transactions, and store and forward. It allows middleware applications to communicate with each other without having to have the same infrastructure on both ends (i.e. it provides vendor-neutral communications).

Like all communication protocols, AMQP describes the message syntax and sequence for performing their different assigned tasks. AMQP is capable of being used in both synchronous (point-to-point) and asynchronous (broker based) architectures and is independent of any particular broker architecture. AMQP is of special importance in providing enterprise and cloud messaging services.

The complete Committee Specification is available in PDF, HTML (six parts), and XML (six parts) formats in the OASIS Library at:

The HTML Overview file, which contains links to all other parts, may be accessed at:

A ZIP file containing all three formats (683k) is available at:

Members of the AMQP TC requested a Special Majority Vote to approve the Committee Specification. The Committee Specification Draft had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve at Committee Specification (CS) level passed [3], and the approved CS01 is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone.

Kind regards,
Paul Knight

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Advanced Message Queueing Protocol (AMQP) TC

[2] Public reviews
30-day public review, 9 March 2012: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201203/msg00004.html
15-day Public Review, 20 June 2012: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201206/msg00010.html

[3] CS ballot

Paul Knight  - Tel: +1 781-861-1013
OASIS - Advancing open standards for the information society
Document Process Analyst

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