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Subject: OASIS News updates on Smart Cities, PKCS 11, VIRTIO, XACML, and more

21 Oct 2014
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The Open Standards Community Newsletter
In this issue:

Smart Cities: By design or by default?

Ville Mickelsson, CEO of Cyberlightning, and Sokwoo Rhee, Presidential Innovation Fellow on Cyber Physical Systems, will discuss outcomes governments can expect from Smart Cities ICT in this live-without-a-net, 30-minute conversation hosted by Jamie Clark. Watch this WateringHole via Google+ or on YouTube on Thursday, 23 Oct.

Jim Hughes, Chair of OASIS Board of Directors, resigns

Retiring from Microsoft, Jim Hughes resigned his seat on the OASIS Board of Directors. Providing consortium leadership nearly continuously since 2001, Jim's dedication to the mission of OASIS and his professional judgement have been a critical part of our success and evolution. We express our deepest gratitude for his many accomplishments on our behalf.

A Special Election will be held to fill Jim's vacant Board seat; details will be announced soon.

VIRTIO TC publishes Committee Specification

Virtual I/O Device (VIRTIO) 1.0 aims to simplify virtual devices, making them more extensible and recognizable. Congratulations to TC chairs, Rusty Russell of IBM and Michael Tsirkin of Red Hat, to representatives of Foundational Sponsor, IBM, and Sponsors, M2MI, NetApp, Oracle, Red Hat, Thales e-Security, and to all TC participants for accomplishing this milestone.

PKCS 11 TC approves five documents

Four new Committee Specifications and one Committee Note advance the PKCS #11 cryptographic tokens standard for mobile and cloud computing use cases. Congratulations to TC chairs, Robert Griffin of EMC and Valerie Fenwick of Oracle, to representatives of Sponsors, Cryptsoft, Dell, EMC, Fornetix, Futurex, Oracle, Red Hat, SafeNet, Symantec, Thales e-Security, VMware, and Vormetric, and to all TC participants for these accomplishments.

Public Reviews underway for XACML

XACML 3.0 Export Compliance-US Profile 1.0 describes the use of the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language in expressing policies for complying with USA government regulations for export compliance.

XACML Intellectual Property Control Profile 1.0 defines the use of XACML in expressing policies for intellectual property control.

Both public reviews end 19 Dec.

IXIASOFT and Lantronix become newest OASIS Sponsors

IXIASOFT is a trusted leader in the content management software industry. Its signature product, DITA CMS, is used by companies all over the world for XML content management.
Lantronix is a global provider of smart networking and communications solutions for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We look forward to Lantronix's participation in the MQTT TC.

OASIS to keynote HealthyIoT event in Rome

Carol Cosgrove-Sacks, OASIS Senior Advisor on International Standards Policy, will provide the keynote address at the 1st International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare, 27-29 Oct, in Rome, Italy. The event will explore how the Internet of Things can be applied in electronic patient care and medical data management.
If we build IoT, they will come, right?

This week's interoperate newsletter looks at standards shake-ups, new contenders, and predictions for adoption.
Recorded WateringHole:
Open Standards, Open Source

Watch the Video

Mark Collier of OpenStack Foundation and Chris Ferris of IBM discuss roles and synergies.
in German

Danke to ISIS Papyrus for providing a German translation of this newsletter. Subscribe now!
CMSWire makes the case for new OASIS TC in
"How DAM Connected Are You? CMIS4DAM May Make It Easier".

Drug Information Assn (DIA) and SureClinical host webinar on OASIS Electronic Master File (eTMF) specification,
29 Oct.

Important Dates

22 Oct
Angel Diaz of IBM talks up TOSCA, MQTT at All Things Open, Raleigh, NC, USA

23 Oct
Smart Cities WateringHole

WS-Biometric Devices public review ends

27-29 Oct
OASIS to keynote HealthyIoT in Rome

28 Oct
CMIS4DAM TC holds first meeting

29 Oct
OASIS Standard ballot closes for MQTT 3.1.1

15 Nov
XACML MAP Authorization Profile public review ends

19 Dec
XACML EC-US and IPC public reviews end
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