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Subject: OASIS News 15 January 2007


15 January 2007

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


Mike DeNicola Joins OASIS Board

Mike DeNicola, Director of Industry Relations at Fujitsu Computer
Systems, has been elected to the OASIS Board of Directors, filling the
seat vacated by the resignation of John Jackson of GM Mike will hold
this seat until its expiration in July 2007. OASIS extends
congratulations to Mike and thanks all those who participated in the
Special Election.



OASIS Unstructured Operation Markup Language TC Forms

Members of OASIS have organized a TC to develop the Unstructured
Operation Markup Language (UOML). The OASIS UOML TC will define and
develop an open, XML-based operation standard for unstructured
documents. The TC is convened by Alex Wang of Sursen Co. The TC's first
meeting will be a teleconference on 6 February.



Upcoming Public Review Deadlines:

19 Jan:
   EDXL-HAVE v1.0

20 Jan:
   XLIFF v1.2

22 Jan:
   WS-BPEL v2.0

30 Jan:
   CAM v1.1

10 Feb:
   WS-SecurityPolicy v1.2

11 Feb:
   ebXML Registry Profile for OWL v1.5

7 Mar:
   ebXML-IIC Deployment Profile Templates

   SAML-related specifications


OASIS XACML TC Approves IPR Transition

Members of the OASIS eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)
TC have voted to adopt the "RF on Limited Terms" IPR mode for their
ongoing work. In selecting this mode, obligated TC members agree to
grant nonexclusive, worldwide, non-sublicensable, perpetual patent
licenses without payment of royalties or fees. See the OASIS IPR Policy
for more details.



OASIS Welcomes New Sponsor-Level Members

*WISeKey SA (www.wisekey.com) provides a reliable manner of establishing
universal secure communications with uniquely identifiable individuals
and organisations as well as animate and inanimate objects of tangible
or intangible nature. Through the provision of an international
recognized PKI infrastructure technology, WISekey enables companies
worldwide to securely develop their internet strategies

*SAS Institute Inc. (www.sas.com) is an international provider of
business intelligence software and services. SAS offers data
integration, intelligence storage, advanced analytics and business
intelligence applications within a comprehensive enterprise intelligence

*XyEnterprise Inc. (www.xyenterprise.com) provides content management
and publishing software solutions to industry leaders in technology,
financial services, publishing, manufacturing, government and

*Comtech Services, Inc.(www.comtech-serv.com) offers a wide variety of
services to its customers, including content-management/single-sourcing
design, planning, and implementation, customer research, benchmark
studies, process re-engineering and process maturity studies,
competitive analysis, interface design and usability testing, web site
design reviews and user-centered design as well as workshops in content
management, organizational management, information design, structured
writing, and interface design. Comtech's president, Dr. JoAnn Hackos,
serves as secretary for the OASIS DITA TC and chair of the DITA XML.org
Editorial Board.


Events 2007

29 Jan-2 Feb
DITA Boot Camp
Redwood City, USA

5-8 Feb
Designing and Building Ontologies Seminar
Washington, DC, United States

7-9 Mar
Open Publish 2007
Baltimore, United States

12-15 Mar
LISA Forum Asia: China Focus
Beijing, China

19-21 Mar
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo
New York, United States

20-21 Mar
Topic Maps 2007
Oslo, Norway

26-28 Mar
Content Management Strategies/DITA North America 2007
Boston, United States

15-20 Apr
Fourth Annual OASIS Symposium
San Diego, United States

8-9 May
Web Services Security Conference & Exhibition
Baltimore, United States

All events:

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