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Subject: text for clarification of PSTC charter

TC Members,

Please see below the final proposal text for a clarified TC
charter, according to an email message conveyed to the previous
TC Administrator by the Chair (Richard Sand) in December 2010.

The TC ballot needs to be run as a Special Majority Vote,
requiring "yes" vote of at least 2/3 of the Voting Members,
per TC Process [1].

The text below varies trivially from a (putative) copy of the
proposal text I located in the TC List archives (":" for "." in the
first sentence, and explicit date "April 11, 2006" in the
Section 'List of Deliverables').  Please let me know if the
text below is NOT the agreed [2] reference text.



The charter for this TC is as follows:


The official name is the Provisioning Services Technical
Committee (PSTC). The PSTC is sometimes unofficially
called the "SPML TC" or the "PSTC/SPML committee".

Statement of Purpose

Inter-enterprise and intra-enterprise application architectures
require interoperable provisioning services that transcend the
boundaries of single security domains. The interoperable
exchange of identity information between domains, including
the ability to manage identities across such domains, is crucial
to developing solutions for provisioning across arbitrary
systems and topologies.

The purpose of the TC is to define, enhance, and maintain a
standard, XML-based framework for creating and managing
information that represents user identities and related entities.

Scope of Work

The TC is engaged in evolving the suite of SPML specifications
and in applying those specifications to use-cases that are of
interest to its members. The Statement of Purpose above will
guide the scope of this effort, which continues after the release
of SPML 2.0.

This effort will deliver on the following goals:

- Address issues and enhancement requests that have arisen from
experience with real-world implementations of SPML and from
experience with other enterprise architectures that perform

- Add support for features that were deferred from previous
   versions of SPML.

- Develop an approach for unifying various identity-provisioning
   models found in real-world implementations of SPML and in
   SPML-based provisioning services.

List of Deliverables

The TC released the V2.0 specifications on April 11, 2006. Work
products may include updates to the following specifications
published by the TC for V2.0:

- SPML Protocol
- SPML DSML Profile
- SPML XSD Profile
- Glossary
- Conformance Program

The Committee may also produce additional documents, such as
specifications of new SPML profiles.


The primary audience for the final output of this TC are the
architects and implementers of provisioning services.

Language of the TC

All business of the TC will be conducted in English.


  - Robin

Robin Cover
TC Administrator
OASIS, Director of Information Services
Editor, Cover Pages and XML Daily Newslink
Email: robin@oasis-open.org
Staff bio: http://www.oasis-open.org/who/staff.php#cover
Cover Pages: http://xml.coverpages.org/
Newsletter: http://xml.coverpages.org/newsletterArchive.html
Tel: +1 972-296-1783

========= References

[1]  2.11 TC Charter Clarification

[2] proposal text for new (clarified) charter

I found the "latest" Charter revision proposal at:
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/provision/201010/msg00017.html (October 25)

Minutes of the November 8th meeting of the OASIS PSTC are here
but provide no URI (identification) of the charter clarification

  "3) PSTC Charter
  - Hal Lockhart: Charter clarification for draft PSTC - conduct no one
    objects to OASIS creating the ballot.
  - Richard Sand moved to initiate the Charter Verification Ballot with OASIS
  - No objections
  - Hal Lockhart suggests we contact OASIS to get Charter Verification Ballot
    done send to tc_admin@oasis and CC Mary "

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