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Subject: 15-day Public Review for LegalDocML's Akoma Ntoso V1.0 - ends June 21st.

OASIS members and other interested parties, 

The OASIS LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML) TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 02 / Public Review Draft 02
04 May 2016

What is Akoma Ntoso and why is it important? 

Akoma Ntoso (“linked hearts” in Akan language of West Africa) provides a framework for the effective exchange of “machine readable” parliamentary, legislative and judiciary documents such as legislation, debate records, minutes, judgements, etc. In doing so, it helps build a strong foundation for "open access” to government information . 

Part 1: XML Vocabulary presents the main motivations, design principles, and benefits of the Akoma Ntoso vocabulary and approach. The document is non-normative material that presents the main pillars of Akoma Ntoso to the stakeholders that need to take decisions about how to manage legal sources in a digital manner in a Semantic Web society.

Part 2: Specifications documents the Akoma Ntoso XSD and DTD standard, including the graphic representation using Oxygen library.

You can find more information and background on the development of this specification at the akomantoso.org website (http://www.akomantoso.org/akoma-ntoso-in-detail/what-is-it/). 

TC Description:

The LegalDocML TC produced the Akoma Ntoso XML schema 3.0 and main documentation. The TC is now working on the advanced documentation, tutorial material and success stories.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 07 June 2016 at 00:00 UTC and ends 21 June 2016 at 11:59 UTC. The specification was previously submitted for public review [2].  

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.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

- Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Part 1: XML Vocabulary

HTML (Authoritative): 

Editable source:
Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Part 1: XML Vocabulary

Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Part 1: XML Vocabulary

- Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 Part 2: Specifications

HTML and Editable Source (Authoritative): 


- XML schemas:

- XML examples:

ZIP distribution files (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Additional information about this specification and the LegalDocML TC may be found on the TC's public home page located at:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:


Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is 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 'Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0', we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [3] applicable especially [4] 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.

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

[1] OASIS LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML) TC

[2]  Previous public reviews:

30-day public review, 07 May 2015:
- Comment resolution log:

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/legaldocml/ipr.php
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