I attend the ITU and my colleague is a working party chair. Also Juan Gonzalez from DHS is on the US delegation. We will not let the ITU adopt version 1.
At the last ITU meeting when this topic came up and I addressed the body I said that only the newer version 2 is what we should do.
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Regardless of when STIX2 becomes a full approved standard I think OASIS guidance to ITU-T should be that they should not standardize a standard (version1) that is already being replaced for good reason.
I think it makes ITU-T look foolish and disconnected. But if they want to do that then go ahead. Its just an opinion.
If we would prefer to use STIX/TAXII 2, does this require that some form of STIX 2 and TAXII 2 be a full Oasis standard before next summer? Am I reading that correctly?
The importance of making sure VERSION 2 is the version to considered as the primary standard for CTI sharing cannot be understated.
The market already does not understand the important and significant differences between v1 and v2.
I strongly suggest that OASIS make sure the ITU-T does everything it can to adopt version 2 not 1.
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. OASIS has contributed many standards to global de jure standards bodies like ITU-T, including a number successfully approved by ITU's SG17.  The ground rules for doing so can be found in the OASIS liaison policy . 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
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. Your Versions
1 of STIX and TAXII of
have become OASIS Standards, as you know.
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) Vesrions 2;
so a promotion of Versions 1 to international standard status at this time might not
achieve your goals.
We have been advised that you likely would wish to submit both
STIX and TAXII together, and wait until both versions
(as an OS) before submitting. The schedule of
uses live meetings
once every six months, so this would probably result in a mid-2019 submission, assuming you
RECOMMENDATION. 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.
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? We'll plan to send the "version 2 coming soon" message, as described above,
which requires no TC vote, if we hear no objections.
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.
 Including SAML, XACML and CAP (an emergency services resources info protocol).
James Bryce Clark, General Counsel
OASIS: Advancing open data, code and standards for the information society