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Subject: Call for Consent for OData Version 4.01 as an OASIS Standard

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData) TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Candidate OASIS Standard to the OASIS Membership in a call for consent for OASIS Standard:

OData Version 4.01
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
28 January 2020

This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to consent or object to this approval [2]. You are welcome to register your consent explicitly on the ballot; however, your consent is assumed unless you register an objection [3]. To register an objection, you must:

1. Indicate your objection on this ballot, and

2. Provide a reason for your objection and/or a proposed remedy to the TC.

You may provide the reason in the comment box or by email to the Technical Committee on its comment mailing list or, if you are a member of the TC, to the TC's mailing list [3]. If you provide your reason by email, please indicate in the subject line that this is in regard to the Call for Consent.

This Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required 60-day public review [4]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met [5][6], the Candidate OASIS Standard is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS Organizational Members.

-- Details --

The Call for Consent opens at 10 April 2020 00:00 UTC and closes on 23 April 2020 23:59 pm timezone. You can access the ballot at:

Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=3493

Publicly visible link: Âhttps://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3493

OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative responds according to the organization's wishes. If you do not know the name of your organization's voting representative is, go to the My Account page at


then click the link for your Company (at the top of the page) and review the list of users for the name designated as "Primary".

-- Information about the Candidate OASIS Standard --

The Open Data Protocol (OData) enables the creation of REST-based data services, which allow resources, identified using Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) and defined in an Entity Data Model (EDM), to be published and edited by Web clients using simple HTTP messages. The TC has received 3 Statements of Use from IBM, Microsoft, and SAP [2].

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

- Part 1: Protocol

Editable source (Authoritative):



- Part 2: URL Conventions

Editable source (Authoritative):



- ABNF components


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


-- Additional information --

[1] OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData) TC

TC IPR page

[2] https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process-2017-05-26#OScallForConsent

[3] OData comment mailing list: odata-comment@lists.oasis-open.org Â
(You must be subscribed to send to this list. To subscribe, see https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=odata.)

OData main mailing list: odata@lists.oasis-open.org
(You must be a member of the TC to post to this list.)

[4] Candidate OASIS Standard Special Majority Vote:

[5] Public reviews:
* 30-day public review, 19 January 2017:
- Comment resolution log:
* 30-day public review, 03 July 2017:
- Comment resolution log:
* 15-day public review, 18 October 2017:
- Comment resolution log:
* 15-day public review, 04 December 2017:
- Comment resolution log:
* 15-day public review, 26 July 2019:
- Comment resolution log:
* 15-day public review, 18 October 2019:
- Comment resolution log:
* 60-day public review, 08 February 2020:
- Comment resolution log:
N/A - no comment received

[6] Statements of Use:

- IBM: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/odata/email/archives/202001/msg00005.html

- Microsoft: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/odata/email/archives/201911/msg00044.html

- SAP: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/odata/email/archives/201911/msg00037.html


Chet Ensign
Chief Technical Community Steward
OASIS: Advancing open source & open standards for the information society

Mobile: +1 201-341-1393Â

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