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Subject: WSDM specifications submitted for OASIS Standard

OASIS members:

The OASIS Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) TC has submitted the 
following specifications, which are approved Committee Drafts, to be 
considered collectively as an OASIS Standard:

Web Services Distributed Management: Management Using Web Services 
(WSDM-MUWS) v1.0, Part 1
Web Services Distributed Management: Management Using Web Services 
(WSDM-MUWS) v1.0, Part 2
Web Services Distributed Management: Management of Web Services (WSDM-MOWS) 

The TC's submission is attached below.

In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, the specification 
has already gone through a 30 day public review period: 
OASIS members now have until the 15th of February to familiarize themselves 
with the submission below. OASIS members should give their input on this 
question to the voting representative of their organization.

By the 16th of the month we will send out a Call For Vote to the voting 
representatives of the OASIS member organizations, who will have until the 
end of the month to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Draft 
should be approved as an OASIS Standard.

The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Drafts as OASIS 
Standards is found at

Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at:

~ James Bryce Clark
~ Director, Standards Development, OASIS
~ +1 978 667 5115 x 203 central office



[1.]  A formal specification that is a valid member of its type, together 
with appropriate documentation for the specification, both of which must be 
written using approved OASIS templates

The WSDM specifications can be accessed from the following locations:

     Zip file containing all specifications and documents is at:


MUWS v1.0 Part 1 Specification:

MUWS v1.0 Part 2 Specification:

MOWS v1.0 Specification:

     XML Schema and WSDL documents are available at

MUWS v1.0 Part 1 Schema:

MUWS v1.0 Schema:

MUWS v1.0 Part 2 Schema:

MUWS v1.0 Part 2 WSDL:

MUWS v1.0 Part 2 Events Schema:

MOWS v1.0 Schema:


MOWS v1.0 Schema:

[2.]  A clear English-language summary of the specification.

Web Services Distributed Management: Management Using Web Services (MUWS) 
v1.0 defines how to represent and access the manageability interfaces of 
resources as Web services. It is the foundation of enabling management 
applications to be built using Web services and allows resources to be 
managed by many managers with one set of instrumentation. This 
specification provides interoperable, base manageability for monitoring and 
control managers using Web services. WSDM-MUWS v1.0 has been defined in two 
specifications, MUWS Part 1, which defines the base architectural concepts 
and required components, and MUWS Part 2 which defines standard composeable 
support for manageability capabilities.

The MUWS v1.0 specifications define how to express the following 
manageability capabilities: identity, metrics, resource state, status, 
configuration, name correlation, and relationships. It defines standard 
descriptive techniques for each of these including required base 
properties, operations, and notifications, as well as required metadata for 
each of these to aid introspection. MUWS v1.0 also defines standard 
management event formats to enhance interoperability and correlateability. 
It defines how to provide secure management.  In addition MUWS v1.0 defines 
recommendations and interfaces for advertising and discovering resources.

Web Services Distributed Management: Management Of Web Services (MOWS) v1.0 
specification defines the how to manage Web services as resources and how 
to describe and access that manageability using MUWS. It provides 
mechanisms and methodologies that enable manageable Web services 
applications to interoperate across enterprise and organizational 
boundaries. The MOWS specification allows integration of management with 
Web services-based business applications and processes.

[3.]  A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to 
similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations.

WSDM is related to the following OASIS TCs:

The MUWS and MOWS standards are based upon other OASIS standards that are 
currently under development within OASIS.  Most importantly, the WSDM TC 
has defined manageable resources as resources in a Web Services Resource 
Framework (WSRF) based context. Thus, the WSDM specification will rely on 
the following OASIS standards (some of which will be under development at 
the time WSDM v1.0 is produced).  WSDM v2.0 will depend on the Standard 
version of these specifications.

     WS-Resource Framework TC: WS-ResourceProperties

     WS-Resource Framework TC: WS-ResourceLifetime

     WS-Resource Framework TC: WS-ServiceGroup
     WS-Notifications TC: Base Notification

     WS-Notifications TC: Topics

The DCML member section is creating an XML representation, an IT 
information model, and a protocol for accessing that XML document of the 
snapshot of the IT environment.  There may be some overlap between the 
mission of DCML and WSDM with regard to the representation of IT resources 
in XML Schema and WSDL and the definition of a protocol to access that 

WSDM is related to the following external work:

WS-I:  WSDM has a requirement that WSDM implementation may be WS-I Basic 
Profile compliant.

W3C:  The WSDM TC's work has been influenced by the W3C Web Service 
Architecture and Web Service Description working groups.  WSDM is also 
dependent on the following W3C recommendations:
     XML Schema

WSDM is dependent on the following W3C notes which are currently being 
developed into standards in W3C Work Groups:

Global Grid Forum: The WSDM TC has been working to ensure that the needs of 
the Global Grid Forum (GGF), Open Grid Services Architecture Working Group 
are incorporated in the developing standard. The CMM work group has 
announced intent to use the WSDM specifications to express and access the 
manageability of Grid resources.

DMTF: The WSDM TC has established a liaison with the DMTF to ensure that 
the models produced by these groups can be represented using the WSDM 
standards.  The DMTF W BEM Interoperability Protocol Work Group WS-CIM 
Subgroup is currently chartered to develop Web services protocol for 
accessing CIM modeled resources. Using the WSDM specification for this is 
currently under consideration by the WS-CIM subgroup.

[4.]  Certifications of Use

Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they are 
successfully using the specification consistently with the OASIS IPR Policy 
are posted here:

1. Computer Associates:
     I certify that Computer Associates successfully uses OASIS  WSDM 
specifications in the Web  Services Management product - Unicenter WSDM

2. Hewlett-Packard:

     HP is successfully using the WSDM specification consistently with the 
OASIS IPR Policy as demonstrated by the Apache Web Services Muse incubation 
and in HP's SOA Manager

3. International Business Machines:

     IBM Corporation certifies that they are successfully using the WSDM 
1.0 specification consistently with the OASIS IPR Policy.

4. Amberpoint, Inc.

     I certify that AmberPoint is successfully using OASIS WSDM 

5. TIBCO Software, Inc.

     I certify that TIBCO Software is successfully using OASIS WSDM 1.0 
specifications in the TIBCO Enterprise Management Advisor product.

[5.]  Public comments and resolutions.

One substantive comment was raised during the public review period:
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200412/msg00004.html. (See 
[8] below.)  The comment identified a mistake in the XML Schema.  The 
mistake was fixed in the Committee Draft and Schemas that have been 
submitted for OASIS Member Vote.
[6.]  An account of and results of the voting to approve the approve the 
specification as a Committee Draft.

Committee Draft voting record for ballot running from January 6, 2005 to 
January 13, 2005 with 93% voting, and no negative votes.  The ballot 
results can be obtained from:

[7.]  History of previous OASIS standardization attempts.

No earlier attempt has been made to standardize the same specification.

[8.]  Publicly visible comments archive.

The WSDM TC committee and comment archives can be found at:
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/wsdm/ and

[9.]  OASIS IPR policy statement.

I, Heather Kreger, chair of the WDSM TC, have provided all members of the 
WDSM TC a copy of the OASIS IPR Policy via email:

[10.]  Optionally, a pointer to any minority reports submitted by one or 
more TC members who did not vote in favor of approving the Committee Draft, 
or certification by the chair that no minority reports exist.

I certify that there were no minority reports who did not vote in favor of 
approving the Committee Drafts.

Respectfully submitted by
Heather Kreger
Chair, WSDM TC


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