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Subject: Re: Last-call drafts and call for review now available on website


Is this "last call" the same as the public review required by the TC 
Process before the approval of the spec as a CD by the TC? (see 
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php#committee_draft) Or has 
that public review already taken place? If it's a public review there's 
a process to follow, i.e. I have to announce it, etc.

But even if the required public review has already taken place this 
"last call" could be considered another round of review (see the second 
para of the section on public review); why don't we do that instead of 
inventing something that's not in the Process?

(But I appreciate your informing me where things are at, and I would 
encourage Dee making the announcement once we figure out what to call this.)


Eve L. Maler wrote:
> Folks, the last-call draft package that we approved today is now 
> available from the SSTC website.  Please check out the site and let me 
> know if you find any errors:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=security
> Note that I've created a zip file for downloading all the last-call spec 
> and schema drafts at once:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/7750/sstc-saml-2.0-last-call.zip
> Karl, Dee, and Robin, although the SSTC does this last-call phase on its 
> own as an additional level of review along with the usual Committee 
> Draft and OASIS Standard balloting phases, we thought you might be 
> interested that we've reached this level.  It indicates that we believe 
> these specs are feature-complete (though we're prepared to revise them 
> to accommodate comments) and that we're actively soliciting external 
> input even before the Committee Draft phase.  Think of it as a sort of 
> beta.  (Note that there are other specs in the SAML V2.0 set that are 
> either less crucial for initial implementation or are non-normative, or 
> both, that will skip this last-call phase, though they have working 
> drafts linked from the SSTC website.)
> Dee, can I request that you add a blurb along the following lines to the 
> next issue of OASIS News?  We will also send a note to the saml-dev 
> mailing list along these lines.
> "
> The Security Services Technical Committee (SSTC) has produced a set of 
> last-call working drafts for key SAML Version 2.0 specifications and 
> schemas, and is soliciting review comments and implementor feedback 
> prior to preparing Committee Drafts.  Comments are due by 2 August 2004. 
>  The last-call drafts can be found here:
>   http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/7750/
> More information, along with links to additional SAML specification 
> drafts, is available at the SSTC website:
>   http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/security
> "
> Thanks,
>     Eve

Karl F. Best
Vice President, OASIS
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