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Subject: OASIS News: 13 November 2006

13 November 2006

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


Public Review Begins for SAML Profiles and Extensions

The OASIS Security Services (SAML) TC has recently approved Metadata Profile for the OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), SAML Metadata Extension for Query Requesters, and SAML Protocol Extension for Third-Party Requests specifications as Committee Drafts and submitted the package for public review. The TC has undertaken a number of work items to build profiles, bindings, and extensions associated with SAML. These are individual specifications on an OASIS Standards publication track that is separate from SAML V2.0. The public review ends 27 Nov.



Ongoing Public Reviews

Ends 14 Nov:
 WS-SX WS-SecureConversation v1.3 and WS-Trust v1.3

 WS-TX Atomic Transaction v1.1 and WS-Coordination v1.1

 Materials Markup Language PR1

Ends 2 Dec:
 Digital Signature Services v1.0


OASIS Adoption Forum Closing Panel Line-Up Confirmed

Moderated by Nigel Stanley, IT Security Practice Leader, Bloor Research, the closing panel on open source and security standards will be a major highlight of the third annual OASIS Adoption Forum, held on 27-29 November 2006 in London, UK. The distinguished panel will discuss issues arising from the use of open vs. closed source/traditional software and will air their views on how both approaches address important evaluation criteria such as security, quality, support, TCO, in public sector projects. Now confirmed for the Closing Panel are: Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems; John Wailing, Director of Technical Policy, Cabinet Office, UK Government; Carl Bate, VP, Chief Technology Officer, Capgemini UK & Ireland; and John Gøtze, XML Standards Specialist and Technical Writer.




13-17 Nov
UBL International 2006
Copenhagen, Denmark

28-29 Nov
OASIS Adoption Forum
London, UK

Next Year:

15-20 Apr 2007
Fourth Annual OASIS Symposium
San Diego, USA

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