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Subject: FW: [OASIS members] announcement of new OASIS Standards Registry
The OASIS Standards Registry is now available. It is based on ebXML Registry specs, and was built by YellowDragon, (recently acquired by Adobe)! Take a look! Kathryn -----Original Message----- From: Karl F. Best [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 4:36 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [OASIS members] announcement of new OASIS Standards Registry OASIS members: We are pleased to announce the availability of the OASIS Standards Registry. The Registry, found on the OASIS server at http://registry.oasis-open.org, is for the purpose of sharing information about the technical activities of OASIS and other standards development organizations (SDOs) who may elect to submit data. The goal of the Registry is to promote participation in technical activities, collaboration between SDOs, and broader awareness and adoption of completed technical work based on data standards. The Registry is a structured database that stores six types of data objects: Standards Development Organizations, Technical Committees, Specifications, Companies, Products, and Glossary Terms. Users and the general public will be able to browse and search its contents, which are stored in a hierarchical tree, and can be linked by associations between the different objects. For example, a software or hardware "Product" is the output of a "Company", and may also be an implementation of a "Specification". A "Specification" belongs to a "Technical Committee", which in turn belongs to an "SDO". Users can traverse these associations through the Registry tree to discover relationships between activities. The Registry is based on the ebXML Registry (RIM) specification, and a metadata structure developed by an ad hoc Standards Registry committee formed by several SDOs. The Registry was built for OASIS by Yellow Dragon Software (recently acquired by Adobe), and is designed to be compatible with interfaces for UDDI and other standards-based data discovery methodologies. These standardized interfaces will allow for direct application-to-application links, thereby enabling federated queries with other registries implementing these open standard interfaces, as they become available. OASIS will host and maintain the Registry, and permit other relevant organizations to enter pertinent data. For example: * SDOs, Technical Committees and Companies may submit their contact data, and be listed as data objects. * Technical Committees of any standards organization may submit data on their Specifications that are available as public resources. * Companies may submit data on their Products that implement a Specification. ("Company" is a generic classification that may also cover unincorporated entities, governments, end-user organizations, and other Product sources.) * Products may include products provided by vendors that implement the linked "Specification". This object may also be used by other user organizations to reference their internal projects that are implemented using the linked "Specification" whether through the installation of a product from a vendor or from in-house developed applications that use the referenced "Specification". Any user may browse the Registry as a public resource without needing an account or password. Users who wish to enter listed data objects must register and log in before submitting new objects. Instructions and documentation for browsing as well as for submitting new objects are available through links at the bottom of the Registry's home page. Each entry in the Registry is an assertion by the data owner; the submitter takes responsibility for the accuracy of the assertion. OASIS will maintain the availability of the Registry as a data resource, and will permit parties to list relevant data about their own activities at their option. OASIS will act as the "owner" of current information for its own Technical Committees and Specifications in the Registry, and maintain current contact and status information there for member and public use. We have pre-loaded the Registry with the current OASIS TCs, and with each OASIS specification that has been approved as Committee Drafts and OASIS Standards. OASIS also has entered the organizational members of OASIS as "Company" data objects, and we encourage representatives of member companies to enter information about their products that implement OASIS specifications. We will be announcing the OASIS Standards Registry to the public on or about 15 January, and inviting other standards development organizations to enter information about their technical work. In order to give exposure to the work of OASIS member organizations in implementing OASIS specifications, we would like to see your products entered into the Registry by that time. We will be demonstrating the Registry to OASIS members this week, Tuesday through Thursday, at the OASIS booth at the IDEAlliance XML 2003 conference in Philadelphia. Please stop by booth #409 for a quick look. -Karl ================================================================= Karl F. Best Vice President, OASIS office +1 978.667.5115 x206 mobile +1 978.761.1648 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.oasis-open.org _______________________________________________________________ This email list is used solely by OASIS for official consortium communications. 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