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Subject: RE: [regrep] Re: [announce] Members Approve Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM) 1.1 as OASIS Standard

Kudos goes to the whole team in putting this all together - plus of course all the suggestions and hints we received from interested parties over the years here!
We could not have done it without you guys too.

"The way to be is to do" - Confucius (551-472 B.C.)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [regrep] Re: [announce] Members Approve Content Assembly
Mechanism (CAM) 1.1 as OASIS Standard
From: "Farrukh S. Najmi" <farrukh@wellfleetsoftware.com>
Date: Tue, June 19, 2007 6:26 pm
To: "David RR Webber (XML)" <david@drrw.info>
Cc: ebXML Regrep <regrep@lists.oasis-open.org>

Congratulations David!

Carol Geyer wrote:
> ** Please link to this press release at
> http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis-news-2007-06-19.php **
> Members Approve Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM) 1.1 as OASIS Standard 
> New standard lays foundation for automated information integration
> Boston, MA, USA; 19 June 2007 -- OASIS, the international standards
> today announced that its members have approved the Content Assembly
> (CAM) version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the
> level of ratification. CAM provides an open, XML-based system for using
> business rules to define, validate, and compose specific business
> from generalized schema elements and structures. CAM also provides the
> foundation for creating industry libraries and dictionaries of
schema elements
> and business document structures to support business process needs.
> "CAM has been described as a Swiss army knife for XML structures,"
said David
> Webber, chair of the OASIS Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM) Technical
> Committee. "That's because CAM addresses the three issues that are
crucial for
> automated information integration. It delivers the capability to design
> transactions consistently, to document their usage clearly, and to
> software that can apply rules and test information content correctly."
> CAM can be used wherever manipulation or validation of information
> structures is required. The most widely used application is the
validation of
> content passing through a messaging system, where CAM ensures that the
> information received is compatible with the supported business
systems. CAM can
> also direct the creation or processing of transactions in a business
> engine or be deployed as a Web service to allow trading partners to
> pre-validate XML instances before using them in message exchanges.
> "Before a Web service can exchange XML data between applications, the
> information usually needs to be validated and transformed,"
explained Patrick
> Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS. "CAM offers a new way to
accomplish this by
> using specialized templates that allow contextual business rules to
be applied
> to any XML structure. These business rules can be used to validate the
> structure or to transform XML data to fit a specified form."
> The CAM OASIS Standard was developed by representatives of
AmberPoint, the U.S.
> National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Sun
Microsystems, and
> others. 
> The CAM OASIS Standard and the archives of the CAM Technical
Committee work are
> publicly accessible. OASIS hosts the cam-dev mailing list for
> information on implementing the standard. 
> Additional information
> CAM 1.1 OASIS Standard:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/specs/index.php#camv1.1
> OASIS CAM Technical Committee:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/cam/
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/cam/faq.php
> About OASIS
> OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information
Standards) is
> a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development,
> convergence, and adoption of e-business standards. Members
themselves set the
> OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight, open process expressly
designed to
> promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. The
consortium produces
> open standards for Web services, security, e-business, and
> efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets.
Founded in
> 1993, OASIS has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600
> organizations and individual members in 100 countries.
> http://www.oasis-open.org
> Press contact:
> Carol Geyer
> OASIS Director of Communications
> carol.geyer@oasis-open.org
> +1.978.667.5115 x209 (office)
> +1.941.284.0403 (mobile)
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