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Subject: OASIS News: 18 June 2007

18 June 2007

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

In this issue:

* OASIS announces results of Board and TAB elections  
* WS-ReliableMessaging becomes an OASIS Standard 
* Voting begins on WS-SecurityPolicy 1.2
* Search Web Services TC forms
* OASIS seeks presentations for Open Standards Forum in London
* Public review begins for Web Services Transaction 1.1 Errata
* TC forms OASIS DITA Semiconductor Subcommittee
* TCs host six webinars on security standards 
* Other TC news
* Upcoming deadlines
* Upcoming events

OASIS announces results of Board and TAB elections  

Peter Brown of Pensive.eu, Mike DeNicola of Fujitsu, Eduardo Gutentag of Sun
Microsystems, Claus von Riegen of SAP, and Michael Winters of IBM were chosen
by members to serve on the OASIS Board of Directors. Martin Chapman of Oracle,
Bill Cox, Hal Lockhart of BEA, and Madhav Vodnala of Fiorano Software were
elected to the Technical Advisory Board. All will serve two-year terms which
will begin 3 August 2007. OASIS expressed deepest appreciation to departing
Board member, Chris Kurt of Microsoft, for his service and guidance since 2001,
and to Pete Wenzel of Sun Microsystems for his long-term participation on the


WS-ReliableMessaging becomes an OASIS Standard

Members have approved version 1.1 of WS-ReliableMessaging as an OASIS Standard.
WS-ReliableMessaging allows messages to be transferred reliably despite
failures in software components, systems, or networks. The new standard enables
a broad range of reliability features, including ordered delivery, duplicate
elimination, and guaranteed receipt. Congratulations to TC co-chairs, Paul
Fremantle of WSO2 and Sanjay Patil of SAP, and to all WS-RX TC members for this


Voting begins on WS-SecurityPolicy 1.2 

The Consortium has issued a Call for Vote to all member organizations to
determine if WS-SecurityPolicy version 1.2 should be approved as an OASIS
Standard. Produced by the OASIS Web Services Secure Exchange (WS-SX) TC,
WS-SecurityPolicy defines a base set of assertions that describe how messages
should be secured in the WS-Policy framework. Members who wish to discuss this
ballot may do so through the member-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org mailing list.
The ballot will remain open until 30 June.


Search Web Services TC forms

Members of OASIS have organized a new TC to develop a Web service interface
specification covering search/retrieval, query, sorting, record retrieval, and
index browsing. Proposers of the OASIS Search Web Services TC include
representatives of Australia's Department of Education, Science and Training
(DEST), US Library of Congress, University of Manchester, the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, and others. Convened by Ray Denenberg of the US
Library of Congress, the TC's first meeting will be a teleconference on 18
July. New participants are welcome.


OASIS seeks presentations for Open Standards Forum in London 

A Call for Papers has been issued for the consortium's annual European Forum.
This year's theme will be "Enabling Transitional Government Through Web
Services and SOA." OASIS invites proposals for presentations and panel sessions
that address standardisation for message security, reliable messaging,
transaction, choreography and orchestration. Suggestions for case studies,
particularly those involving the public sector, are also welcome. The Open
Standards Forum will be held 29-30 October in London. The deadline to submit
presentation abstracts is 13 July.


Public review begins for Web Services Transaction 1.1 Errata

The OASIS Web Services Transaction (WS-TX) TC has approved Web Services
Transaction version 1.1 Errata as a Committee Draft and submitted it for public
review. The specification defines protocols for coordinating the outcome of
distributed application actions. The review ends 21 June.


TC forms OASIS DITA Semiconductor Subcommittee  	
Semiconductor companies are joining together within OASIS to collaborate on a
DITA specialization for their industry. DITA is an OASIS Standard for document
creation and management that builds content reuse into the authoring process.
This specialization work will provide semiconductor companies with the
opportunity to reduce their in-house development costs and increase customer
reach. The subcommittee, chaired by Bob Beims of Freescale Semiconductor,
welcomes new participation.


TCs host six webinars on security standards

Beginning 9 July, OASIS will present six free webinars, each covering a
standard or specification related to security. 
Information on SAML, XACML, SPML, DSS, and EKMI will be provided by TC members.
Attendees will learn about advances in access control, provisioning,
authentication, encryption, biometrics, digital signatures, and more. Webinars
will be held daily at 3:00PM GMT (8:00AM San Francisco, 11:00AM Boston, 4:00PM
London). Register for one or all six. 


Other TC news

CGM Open WebCGM TC approved WebCGM v2.0 Errata.

Web Services Reliable Exchange (WS-RX) TC clarified its charter.

Business-Centric Methodology (BCM) TC transitioned to "RF on Limited Terms" IPR

Upcoming deadlines

21 Jun:
  Web Services Transaction 1.1 Errata public review

30 Jun:
  WS-SecurityPolicy 1.2 OASIS Standard ballot

9 Jul:
  Document standards interoperability discussion list  

13 Jul:
  Abstract submissions for Open Standards Forum in London

16 Jul:
  Code List Representation 1.0 public review

18 Jul:
  First meeting of Search Web Services TC

Upcoming events 

OASIS staff will represent the consortium at the following events. Staff
welcome the opportunity to meet with members and prospective members during
these events. To schedule a F2F meeting, contact staff directly using email
addresses listed at http://www.oasis-open.org/who/staff.php.

18-19 Jun
W3C Workshop on eGovernment
Washington DC, USA
(James Bryce Clark)

19-20 Jun
Localisation World 
Berlin, Germany
(Matteo Pederzoli)

20-21 Jun 
Geneva Security Forum
Geneva, Switzerland
(Patrick Gannon) 

26 Jun 
Biodiversity Conservation Workshop
Arlington, VA, USA
(Scott McGrath and Peter Roden)

26-29 Jun
UN Global Forum on Reinventing Government
Vienna, Austria 
(Carol Cosgrove-Sacks)

28 Jun
XACML OASIS InterOp at Catalyst Conference 
San Francisco, California
(Dee Schur)

27 Jun
Symposium on Standardization of Software Enterprises 
OASIS Regional China Office 
Beijing, China
(Patrick Gannon)

30 Jun
2007 Open Forum for Standards Developers
Boston, MA, USA
(James Bryce Clark)

OASIS co-sponsored events:

22-27 Jul
XML Summer School 
Oxford, United Kingdom 

23-27 Jul 
Vancouver, British Columbia 

1-3 Aug 
Open Publish
Sydney, Australia  

7-10 Aug 
Extreme Markup Languages 
Montreal, Canada

All events:  http://www.oasis-open.org/events/calendar.php


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