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Subject: (ANN) Transformational Government Framework (TGF) Pattern Language Core Patterns V1.0 Committee Specification published

OASIS Members,

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of an OASIS Committee Specification by the members of the OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC:

Transformational Government Framework (TGF) Pattern Language Core Patterns Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
11 January 2012


The Transformational Government Framework (TGF) is a practical “how to” standard for the design and implementation of an effective program of technology-enabled change at national, state or local government level. It describes a managed process of ICT-enabled change in the public sector, which puts the needs of citizens and businesses at the heart of that process and which achieves significant and transformational impacts on the efficiency and effectiveness of government.

The complete Framework consists of:
- The TGF Primer
- The TGF Pattern Language
- and possibly other future deliverables

The TGF Pattern Language is a formalization of the Framework that is both human-readable and machine-tractable. It provides a concise, structured and formal set of “patterns” using the so‑called “Alexandrian form”, where each pattern describes a core problem, a context in which the problem arises and an archetypal solution to the stated problem.

This Work Product constitutes the initial set of patterns that form the core of the TGF Pattern Language. This set may be revised and/or extended from time to time as appropriate.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

PDF (Authoritative): 


Editable Source:

This specification is related to:
- Transformational Government Framework Primer Version 1.0. http://docs.oasis-open.org/tgf/TGF-Primer/v1.0/TGF-Primer-v1.0.html

Distribution ZIP files
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here: 


Members of the OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC [1] requested a Special Majority Vote to approve this Committee Specification. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve at Committee Specification level passed [3], and the approved CS01 is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone. 

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC

[2] Public reviews
30-day public review, 26 September 2011: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201109/msg00008.html
15-day public review, 26 November 2011: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201111/msg00013.html

[3] Ballot to approve Committee Specification 
Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
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