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Subject: Invitation to comment on Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0 - ends February 04

OASIS members and other interested parties,Â

OASIS and the OASIS LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML) TC [1] are pleased to announce that Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0 is now available for public review and comment.Â

For governments, makers of legal information systems, legal publishers and others in governmental and legal fields, Akoma Ntoso provides a framework for creating human and machine-readable documents such as legislation, debate records, minutes, judgments, etc. In doing so, it helps build a strong foundation for "open access" to government information.

This specification provides the naming convention for defining IRIs and ids related to the Akoma Ntoso XML standard. Identifiers are the main way Akoma Ntoso identifies fragments and parts of the document in an unambiguous form. Because any substructure in a legal document may become a destination, identifiers are useful for all parts of a document.

Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0 has been approved as a Candidate OASIS Standard (COS) [2]. The COS now enters a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider its approval as an OASIS Standard.

The TC has received 3 Statements of Use from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Xcential Corporation, and CIRSFID [3].

The candidate specification and related files are available here:

Akoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
03 December 2018

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

Public Review Period:

The 60-day public review starts 07 December 2018 at 00:00 UTC and ends 04 February 2019 at 23:59 UTC.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicts 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.

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility as explained in the instructions located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, 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 âAkoma Ntoso Naming Convention Version 1.0,â we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] 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.Â

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.


[1] OASIS LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML) TC

[2] Approval ballot:Â

[3] Statements of Use:Â

- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/legaldocml/download.php/64234/latest/1.Statement%20of%20use%20-%20FAO_letter_20180

- Xcential Corporation: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/legaldocml/download.php/64235/latest/2.StatementOfUse-Xcential-nc.pdf

- CIRSFID, University of Bologna: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/legaldocml/download.php/64236/latest/3.StatementOfUse-CIRSFID-UNIBO-nc.pdf

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

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/legaldocml/ipr.php
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Chet Ensign
Chief Technical Community Steward
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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