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Subject: OASIS TC Call for Participation: OASIS DCML Adoption TC

    A new OASIS technical committee is being formed.  The OASIS Data Center Markup Language (DCML) Adoption TC has been proposed by the
members of OASIS listed below.

     The proposal (below) meets the requirements of the OASIS TC Process [1].  The TC name, statement of purpose, scope, list of deliverables, audience, and language specified in the proposal will constitute the TC's official charter.  Submissions of technology for consideration by the TC, and the beginning of technical discussions, may occur no sooner than the TC's first meeting.

     This TC will operate under our 2005 IPR Policy.[2]   The eligibility requirements for becoming a participant in the TC at the first meeting are that:
   (a) you must be an employee of an OASIS member organization or an individual member of OASIS;
    (b) the OASIS member must sign the OASIS membership agreement [3];
    (c) you must notify the TC chair of your intent to participate at least 15 days prior to the first meeting (which members may do by using the "Join this TC" button on the TC's public page at [4]); and
    (d) you must attend the first meeting of the TC, at the time and date fixed below.  
    Of course, it is also possible to join the TC at a later time.

    Standards always are improved by broad participation.  Non-OASIS members who wish to participate may contact us about joining [4] and review our membership information at [5].  Our rules and structure are designed to promote inclusiveness.  We look forward to assisting parties interested in joining the community of implementers, technologists, academic and end-users working on OASIS standards.  All also are welcome to take advantage of the public resources maintained for each TC:  a mail list archive, document repository and public comments facility, all of which will be available on the TC's home page at [4].  Archives of the TC's mail list and public comment lists, as with all OASIS TCs, will be visible at [5].

     Further information generally related to the DCML TCs may be found on the Cover Pages at http://xml.coverpages.org/ni2004-09-29-a.html.

     Please feel free to forward this announcement to any other applicable lists.  OASIS is an open standards organization;  we encourage your feedback.  JBC

~   James Bryce Clark
~   Director, Standards Development, OASIS
~   jamie.clark@oasis-open.org

[1] http://oasis-open.org/committees/process.shtml
[2] See http://www.oasis-open.org/who/ipr/ipr_transition_policy.php
[3] See http://www.oasis-open.org/join/
[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/dcml-adoption
[5] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/


DCML Adoption TC Charter data:


OASIS Data Center Markup Language Adoption Technical Committee (DCML Adoption TC)

Statement of Purpose

The Data Center Markup Language (DCML) is an XML-based specification for representing the contents of data centers and information used in managing those contents. The overall goal of the OASIS DCML TCs is to support the development of a holistic set of standards related to the automated management of data center infrastructure. This TC intends to be part of the OASIS DCML Member Section. 

The purpose of the OASIS DCML Adoption TC is to promote the adoption of the DCML standard in the data center which will help organizations realize the promise of utility computing.  The DCML Adoption TC will achieve this by recommending and executing on a marketing and adoption plan for the DCML Member Section, conducting activities to recruit new members to join the OASIS DCML group, and creating and coordinating outbound communications.   Initially the DCML Adoption TC will promote the work of the DCML specification release(s) and will align with ongoing DCML technical efforts post-release of the DCML specification(s).

Scope of the TC

The OASIS DCML Adoption TC will supervise press and analyst relations such as briefings, releases, and announcements to promote the adoption of DCML for utility computing. It shall manage communications to OASIS DCML members and end-users and recruit new members through the OASIS DCML website, collateral, newsletters, and webinars. 

To promote DCML positioning and the value proposition, the TC shall update existing white papers, FAQs, overview documents and user scenarios as well as create new materials as needed.  The TC also will establish relationships with other organizations concerned with data center management to ensure inclusion of DCML when appropriate, and assist in coordinating the promotional efforts of members relating to DCML.  This TC will consist of volunteers from OASIS member organizations and individuals and will conduct teleconferences and occasional face to face meetings.

List of Deliverables

1. White papers on issued DCML specification drafts, within six months
2.  PR plan, within three months
3.  Optionally:
  Press kit
  Media Database
  Editorial calendar to track and pursue upcoming articles on a routine basis
  Speech/Presentation calendar
  Press/Analyst outreach program
  User scenarios revision
  Fact sheets


We anticipate the work of the OASIS DCML Adoption TC will be used by a number of groups to learn more about DCML:
  End users
  Potential members
  General public
  Media and analysts
  Other complementary standards groups
  OASIS organization


The TC will conduct its business in English.

IPR Mode

The TC will operate in the "RF on RAND terms" royalty-free mode under the OASIS IPR Policy.


The following additional information is relevant to the launch of the TC:

Related work:

The TC will interoperate with and support, but not duplicate the functions of, the existing OASIS DCML TCs.  We know of no other standards projects that propose to do so. 

Anticipated contributions

None anticipated.

First meeting

Date:  Wednesday, 27 April 2005
Time:  10:30 am Central US time
Sponsor: DCML Member Section

On-going meeting plans 

Initial proposed meeting schedule will be monthly conference calls, as well as periodic face-to-face meetings with other DCML member section TCs.

Proposers of the TC

Louis Blatt, Computer Associates, Louis.Blatt@ca.com
Steve Hernandes, First Data Corp, steve.hernandes@firstdatacorp.com
Darrel Thomas, EDS, darrel.thomas@eds.com
John Pauly, EDS, john.pauly@eds.com
Mark Southland, EDS, Mark.Southland@EDS.Com
Michael Bunyard, Voyence, mbunyard@voyence.com
Sharmila Shahani, Opsware, sshahani@opsware.com
Sharon Chang, Opsware, schang@opsware.com

TC convener and proposed chair(s)

Convener:  Sharon Chang, Opsware, schang@opsware.com
Co-chairs:  Sharon Chang, Opsware, schang@opsware.com
and John Pauly, EDS, john.pauly@eds.com

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