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Subject: 60-day Public Review for Static Analysis Results Interchange Format (SARIF) v2.1.0 COS01 - ends 18 February 2020

OASIS Members and other interested parties,

Members of the SARIF Technical Committee [1] have recently approved a Special Majority Ballot [2] to advance Static Analysis Results Interchange Format (SARIF) Version 2.1.0 as a Candidate OASIS Standard (COS). The COS now enters a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider its approval as an OASIS Standard.

Static Analysis Results Interchange Format (SARIF) Version 2.1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
18 December 2019

Specification Overview:
Software developers use a variety of tools to assess the quality of their programs. These tools can report results on qualities such as validity, security, performance, compliance with legal requirements, etc. To form an overall picture of program quality, developers often need to aggregate the results produced by all of these tools, a task made difficult when each tool produces output in a different format.

SARIF defines a standard format for the output of static analysis tools in order to:
- Comprehensively capture the range of data produced by commonly used static analysis tools.
- Reduce the cost and complexity of aggregating the results of various analysis tools into common workflows.
- Represent analysis results for all kinds of programming artifacts, including source code and object code.

Three Statements of Use were received from Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) Project, GrammaTech Inc., and Microsoft [3].

Public Review Period:

The 60-day public review starts 21 December 2019 at 00:00 UTC and ends 18 February 2020 at 23:59 UTC.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Static Analysis Results Interchange Format (SARIF) Version 2.1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
18 December 2019

Editable source (Authoritative):
JSON schemas:

ZIP distribution file (complete):
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:

Additional information about the specification and the SARIF TC may be found at the TC's public home page:

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility as explained in the instructions located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of âStatic Analysis Results Interchange Format (SARIF) v2.1.0,â we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] to the work of this Technical Committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

[1] OASIS Static Analysis Results Interchange Format (SARIF) TC

[2] https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3457

[3] Statements of Use:
- Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) Project - https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=65816&wg_abbrev=sarif
- GrammaTech Inc. - https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=66130&wg_abbrev=sarif
- Microsoft - https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=66346&wg_abbrev=sarif

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/sarif/ipr.php
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