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Subject: OASIS News: 5 June 2006

5 June 2006

Welcome to OASIS News, a weekly update of announcements, accomplishments, and
activities for the international standards consortium.

Voting Begins for Board and TAB 

Balloting for the OASIS Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board (TAB)
is now underway and will close 26 June. 
All OASIS members should carefully review Board and TAB candidate profiles and
ensure ballots are cast on behalf of their organizations before the deadline.
Members are encouraged to share views on the candidates, issues, and the
election process using the mail list,


Public Review Opens for SOA-RM v1.0

A public review of the Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture
(SOA-RM) v1.0 Committee Draft will be held from 5-20 June. SOA-RM provides a
core reference model to guide and foster the creation of specific,
service-oriented architectures. The specification completed a 60-day public
review in February. The current, 15-day review is limited in scope to changes
made as a result of feedback received.


Italian Localization Subcommittee Forms for UBL

The OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC has organized an Italian
Localization Subcommittee to produce content in the Italian language for UBL.
Fabrizio Sciarra of BK s.r.l. and Roberto Cisternino chair the new group. All
interested parties are encouraged to participate as active subcommittee members
or as observers.


Gannon Represents Consortium at UN Meeting

OASIS President & CEO, Patrick Gannon, has been invited to attend the United
Nations Global Alliance for Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 19-20 June. This activity will provide an
opportunity for OASIS to provide leadership in advancing the use of open
standards by governments on a global basis. Patrick will be available for
private briefings with delegates to discuss potential policies or
recommendations on the use open standards. Contact ceo@oasis-open.org to
schedule a meeting.

OASIS ebXML Joint Committee Announces New Chair

Kathryn Breininger of The Boeing Company will lead the OASIS ebXML Joint
Committee (JC), which coordinates the work of the five OASIS ebXML TCs. The
responsibility for chairing the JC rotates regularly amongst the chairs of the
TCs. Breininger succeeds Monica Martin of Sun Microsystems, who led the JC for
the past 18 months. Jacques Durand of Fujitsu acts as Secretary for the JC.

OASIS Welcomes New Staff Member

OASIS is pleased to welcome Karen Cegalis as the new webmaster for OASIS,
XML.org, and our Member Section sites.  Karen has been working with various web
technologies for over 10 years and has contributed to web site design and
development efforts at Transparent Language, NEC Computer Systems Division,
Centra Software, and Puma Technology.  Karen can be reached at


Consortium Seeks Senior Web Developer

Current job openings at OASIS include a senior web developer. This position
calls for an experienced individual to provide technical leadership for the
overall design, development, and implementation of software projects for the
Consortium. It offers the opportunity to work on systems that integrate many
open source applications such as wikis, content management, ticketing, and
subversion, on LAMP. 


The following events are co-sponsored by OASIS:

9-14 June
3rd European Semantic Web Conference
Budva, Montenegro

13-15 June
Gilbane Conference on Content Management for Government 
Washington, DC, USA

20-21 June
OpenForum for Standards Developers
New York, New York, USA

25-27 June
CABA Intelligent Buildings Leadership Forum
Dallas, TX, USA

26-30 June
LISA Global Strategies Summit
New York, New York, USA

13-16 July
IADIS International Conference e-Society 2006 
Dublin, Ireland

23-28 July
XML Summer School
University of Oxford, UK

24-28 July
GeoWeb 2006
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

27-29 July
Tri-XML Conference: XML in the Flow
Raleigh, NC, USA

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