Dear members of the CTI TC:
After consultation with your chairs, they asked us to share this (attached) communication from ITU-T's Study Group 17 (on cybersecurity), inquiring about a contribution of STIX and TAXII for their endorsement and approval.
BACKGROUND.Â OASIS has contributed many standards to global de jure standards bodies like ITU-T, including a number successfully approved by ITU's SG17. Â The ground rules for doing so can be found in the OASIS liaison policy .Â There are several process requirements, which include OASIS Standard status, and an approval vote from the originating TC.
Staff's view is that submission is appropriate and expected to be successful. OASIS submissions to the study group occur with the condition that, while comments are welcome, only the final approved version of the OASIS submission can be considered ... in other words, the ITU panel would not have the right to make changes as part of its approval process.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR THIS SUBMISSION.Â Your Versions 1 of STIX and TAXII of have become OASIS Standards, as you know. Â Your work on bringing your Versions 2 to that status is ongoing. Our understanding with your leadership was that, while the Versions 1 are not officially deprecated, your TC wishes to encourage implementation of the newer (and differently scheme-ad)ÂVesrions 2;Â so a promotion of Versions 1 to international standard status at this time might not achieve your goals. Â We have been advised that you likely would wish to submit both STIX and TAXIIÂ together, and wait until both versions are eligible (as an OS) before submitting. The schedule of SG17 essentially uses live meetings once every six months, so this would probably result in a mid-2019 submission, assuming you support it.
RECOMMENDATION.Â If we are correct that your preference is to submit Versions 2.X, then we suggest that OASIS reply to this inquiry now, with a polite and encouraging indication that the TC expects to submit the completed version to ITU as soon as they're available, within a few months. Â That would allow us to provide a positive statement as feedback to the January 2019 meeting, for which planning is now underway.
ACTION REQUESTED. Would you please let us (and the TC) know if there's any objection to that approach?Â
We'll plan to send the "version 2 coming soon" message, as described above, which requires no TC vote, if we hear no objections.Â
If on the other hand, there is TC sentiment to send completed Versions 1 to ITU for consideration for promotion and republication as "ITU-T Recommendations" (their version of international standards), then please advise your TC leadership and my colleague Chet Ensign, as that could be done by a web ballot TC vote at any time and a short public notice to the membership.
Please feel free to contact Chet or me if you have any questions.Â
Â Â Including SAML, XACML and CAP (an emergency services resources info protocol).
James Bryce Clark, General Counsel
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