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Subject: Proposed Submission of OASIS XSPA Profiles for SAML & XACML to ITU

To OASIS members, member announce lists:

OASIS has been asked, by the members listed below, to submit 
the following OASIS Standard to the International 
Telecommunications Union, Telecommunication Standardization 
Sector (ITU-T), Study Group 17 on Security: 

XSPA Profile of SAML for Healthcare Version v1.0 [n1]
XSPA Profile of XACML v2.0 for Healthcare Version v1.0 [n2]

The OASIS Liaison Policy sets requirements for submissions 
of OASIS specifications to external standards organizations. 
[n3]  In the case of a work produced by an active Technical 
Committee, OASIS rules require that the TC approve the 
request, which it has.  The submission proposal is attached 
below.  It includes more detailed information on the proposed 
submission and its terms.

OASIS has determined that the proposed request meets the policy's 
initial requirements.  Our rules provide that any such request 
be posted to OASIS members for comment.   The member review 
starts today, 4 March 2010, and ends 3 April 2010.  This is an 
open invitation to members to comment. Under our Liaison Policy, 
OASIS will make a final determination to confirm the submission 
at the close of the review period.

More information about the specifications, and the XSPA TC who 
originated them, may be found at the public home page of the 
TC. [n4]  Additional non-normative information about the 
proposed submission also may be posted to the 
[oasis-member-discuss] list, during the review period.  

Comments on this proposed submission should be send to 
oasis-member-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org.  That list is 
publicly archived [n5], and any OASIS member may subscribe. [n6]
A link to this notice is cross-posted to relevant OASIS 
announcement lists.

The submission request is appended below.

Respectfully,  JBC

~ James Bryce Clark
~ General Counsel, OASIS
~ http://www.oasis-open.org/who/staff.php#clark

[n1]  XSPA-SAML, as approved: See http://www.oasis-open.org/specs/index.php#xspa-saml
[n2]  XSPA-XACML, as approved:  See http://www.oasis-open.org/specs/index.php#xspa-xacml
[n3]  Liaison Policy:  http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/liaison_policy.php#submitwork   
[n4]  TC pages:  http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xspa   
[n5]  List archive:  http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/oasis-member-discuss/  
[n6]  Comment lists & subscriptions: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ 

Proposed Submission Request terms
[The six questions are quoted from the OASIS Liaison Policy]

Specifications to be submitted:
XSPA Profile of SAML for Healthcare Version v1.0
See http://www.oasis-open.org/specs/index.php#xspa-saml
XSPA Profile of XACML v2.0 for Healthcare Version v1.0 
See http://www.oasis-open.org/specs/index.php#xspa-xacml

Q1.  The name(s) of the submission requester(s), that is, 
the TC, the Member Section, or the OASIS Organizational 
Members that support the submission request as described 
in section 1(d).

A1: Requested by the OASIS Cross-Enterprise Security and Privacy 
Authorization (XSPA) TC.

Q2. The name of the intended receiving standards organization. 
The request may also suggest the committee or group in that 
organization which should process that submission.

A2: ITU-T Study Group 17 on Security.

Q3. The intended status or outcome that the request seeks from 
the receiving organization's process; and a short description 
of the receiving organization's approval process, including 
estimated time required, stages of approval and who votes at 
each stage.

A3:  Final approval as ITU Recommendations without change.   
Preservation of the content without alteration, except for 
non-technical, front-page-type matter.  It is anticipated 
that the submission will be transmitted to ITU-T SG17, and 
submitted for study group consent vote at their regular 
plenary in April 2010, followed by an ITU member review & 
confirmation process that may conclude in late May.  The 
standards to be submitted are profiles that relate to, but 
we expect them to be numbered separately from, SAML v2 
(already submitted and approved as ITU-T X.1141) and XACML 
v2 (already submitted and approved as ITU-T Rec. X.1142).  

Q4. An explanation of how the submission will benefit OASIS.

A4:  Increased visibility and implementation of the 
established standards, due to the positive sanction associated 
with the ITU process.

Q5. The expected licensing, copyright and other intellectual 
property terms that will be used by the receiving organization 
in regard to the submission.

A5:  Use of the OASIS standards is, and will continue to be, 
permitted under the terms of the OASIS IPR Policy. As before, 
our submission would call to the attention of ITU (and potential 
users of its works) the existence of the disclosures and license 
statements made pursuant to the OASIS process.  See 
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xspa/ipr.php.  OASIS would 
plan to contact any parties that make disclosures there, to 
advise them of the submission and the possibility of further 
inquiry about availability from ITU-T.

Q6. A statement of the intended future plans for versioning 
and maintenance of the OASIS Standard and/or Approved Errata 
for that standard, and the expected roles of OASIS and the 
receiving organization.  This must include clear statements of 
the rules of the receiving organization applicable to maintenance 
of an approved submitted standard, and to future versions of 
that standard; any requirements regarding the submission of 
future versions; and a description of how OASIS and the 
submission requesters expect to comply with those rules.

A6:  If the original submission is successfully approved, OASIS 
would enter into the usual commitments to share with ITU any 
material errata data, and submit back to ITU for 
re-transposition any future approved OASIS Standard versions 
or Approved Errata. As with prior ITU submissions, a condition 
of this OASIS submission would be the requirement that any 
changes to the established Specification be submitted through 
the OASIS TC process, in order to preserve the continuity of 
the work for the established base of implementers who rely 
on it. In this case, any such changes would be submitted to the 
OASIS XSPA TC, and the approval of that TC's work product through 
the usual OASIS process.

(end of submission request) 

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