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Subject: Fwd: [members] 60-day Public Review for OASIS Reference ArchitectureFoundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA-RAF)
Please excuse the duplications, folks,|
I wanted the emphasize the importance of this work, even if you have received the announcement through OASIS.
This work took more than five years and I think it will, over the years, become the checklist for those developing and deploying web services in a structured and intentionally long-lived way, e.g. governmental agencies and major corporations. It is not intended to be agile/nimble. People already do that quite well. It is the more long lasting, reliable and trustworthy purposes that it is aimed to provide for and help maintain.
It is at a level of abstraction between the purely abstract OASIS Reference Model for SOA and the more concrete SOA reference architectures such as that released by the Open Group last week and two steps more abstract than specific solution architectures. It is at a level of abstraction very close to our Reference Information Model; e.g. it is intended to provide a cookbook for more concrete architectures the same way our RIM is intended to provide the tools and common types for our functionally constrained specifications.
We need the best feedback we can get.
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The OASIS SOA Reference Model TC  members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 60-day public review:
Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented
Architecture Version 1.0
The focus of the SOA-RAF is on an approach to integrating business with the information technology needed to support it. These issues are always present but are all the more important when business integration involves crossing ownership boundaries.
The SOA-RAF follows the recommended practice of describing architecture in terms of models, views, and viewpoints, as prescribed in the ANSI /IEEE 1471-2000, (now ISO /IEC 42010-2007) Standard. The SOA-RAF is of value to Enterprise Architects, Business and IT Architects as well as CIOs and other senior executives involved in strategic business and IT planning.
Public Review Period:
Changes are highlighted in the diff-marked PDF file:
This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.
ZIP distribution file (complete):
Additional information about the specification and the OASIS SOA Reference Model TC can be found at the TC's public home page:
Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home, or directly at:
Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:
All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of for OASIS Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA-RAF), we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy  applicable especially  to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification. OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.
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 OASIS SOA Reference Model
 Previous public review announcement
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