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Subject: Call to Vote: Ballot for OASIS Standard - OData Version 4.0

OASIS Members:

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

OData Version 4.0 
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
19 November 2013  

This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to vote. This Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required 60-day public review. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met, the Candidate OASIS Standard is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS organizational members.

Please be sure to also cast your vote on OData JSON Format Version 4.0. See the related announcement at https://www.oasis-open.org/news/announcements/call-to-vote-ballot-for-oasis-standard-odata-json-format-version-4-0

-- Voting Details --

The ballot opens on 11 February 2014 at 00:00 GMT and closes on 24 February 2014 at 23:59 GMT. You can access the ballot to cast your vote at:

Internal link: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=2568
Publicly visible link:  https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2568

The minimum number of affirmative votes required to approve this ballot is 45 (15% of 300 Organizational Members).

Each OASIS organizational member has one vote. OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative votes 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 and the OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData) TC -- 

Much of the data on the Web today lives in silos, needing different protocols, APIs, and formats to query and update the data. With the rapid growth of online information, open data protocols and services are in demand more than ever before. 

OData is a REST-based Web protocol. It builds on HTTP, AtomPub, and JSON using URIs to address and access data feed resources. It enables information to be accessed from a variety of sources including (but not limited to) relational databases, file systems, content management systems, and traditional Web sites. 

OData provides a way to break down data silos and increase the shared value of data by creating an ecosystem in which data consumers can interoperate with data producers in a way that is far more powerful than currently possible, enabling more applications to make sense of a broader set of data. Every producer and consumer of data that participates in this ecosystem increases its overall value. 

Visit the OData TC [1] page and OData.org [2] for information, content, videos, and documentation and to learn more about OData and the ecosystem of open data producer and consumer services.

-- URIs

OData Version 4.0 is a multi-part specification. The prose specification documents and related files are available here:

OData Version 4.0 
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
19 November 2013 

- Part 1: Protocol

Editable source (Authoritative): 



- Part 2: URL Conventions

Editable source (Authoritative): 



- Part 3: Common Schema Definition Language (CSDL)

Editable source (Authoritative): 



- ABNF components: 

- Vocabulary components: 

- XML schemas: 

- OData Metadata Service Entity Model: 

- ZIP distribution file (complete):

-- Additional information -- 

[1] OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData) TC 

TC Charter

[2] Open Data Protocol

- Statements of Use: 

  - IBM: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/odata/201311/msg00027.html 

  - Microsoft: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/odata/201310/msg00261.html 

  - SAP: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/odata/201311/msg00002.html 

- Public reviews: 
30-day public review, 02 May 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201305/msg00002.html
  - Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/csprd01/odata-v4.0-csprd01-CommentResolutionLog.xls

15-day public review, 08 July 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/odata/201307/msg00019.html
  - Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/csprd02/odata-v4.0-csprd02-CommentResolutionLog.xls

15-day public review, 17 October 2013: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/odata/201310/msg00210.html
  - Comment resolution log: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/odata/201311/msg00011.html

- Candidate OASIS Standard Special Majority Vote: 


Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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