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Subject: DocBook V5.1 becomes an OASIS Standard

OASIS members and other interested parties:

OASIS is pleased to announce that DocBook Version 5.1. has been approved by the membership as an OASIS Standard [1].

The call to vote was made on 09 November 2016 [2] and the ballot closed on 22 November 2016. A minimum of 42 affirmative votes was needed in order to win approval. The finally vote tally was 63 affirmative votes with 4 abstentions. 

TC Administration will now prepare and publish the final OASIS Standard and notify all when it is available.

Our congratulations to the members of the TC and to the community of implementers, developers and users who have brought the work successfully to this milestone

=== Additional information

[1] Ballot:

[2] Call to vote

[3] URLs to the Candidate OASIS Standard version: 

DocBook Version 5.1
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
23 June 2016

http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/cos01/docbook-v5.1-cos01.html (Authoritative) 
Schemas: http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/cos01/schemas/
DocBook V4.x conversion tools: http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/cos01/tools/


Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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