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Subject: 30-day Public Review for Reference Architecture Foundation for SOA v1.0

The OASIS Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 30-day public review:

Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented Architecture Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 04 / Public Review Draft 03
01 August 2012

Specification Overview:
This document specifies the OASIS Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA-RAF). It follows from the concepts and relationships defined in the OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture as well as work conducted in other organizations. While it remains abstract in nature, the current document describes the foundation upon which specific SOA concrete architectures can be built.

The focus of the SOA-RAF is on an approach to integrating business with the information technology needed to support it. These issues are always present but are all the more important when business integration involves crossing ownership boundaries.

The SOA-RAF follows the recommended practice of describing architecture in terms of models, views, and viewpoints, as prescribed in the ANSI/IEEE 1471-2000 (now ISO/IEC 42010-2007) Standard.

It has three main views: the Participation in a SOA Ecosystem view which focuses on the way that participants are part of a Service Oriented Architecture ecosystem; the Realization of a SOA Ecosystem view which addresses the requirements for constructing a SOA-based system in a SOA ecosystem; and the Ownership in a SOA Ecosystem view which focuses on what is meant to own a SOA-based system.

The SOA-RAF is of value to Enterprise Architects, Business and IT Architects as well as CIOs and other senior executives involved in strategic business and IT planning.

Public Review Period:
The public review starts 14 September 2012 and ends 14 October 2014. 

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

The complete package of the prose specification document and related files are available in the ZIP distribution file at:


Additional information about the specification and the OASIS OASIS Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model TC may be found at the TC's public home page located at:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:


Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:


All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented Architecture Version 1.0, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2] applicable especially [3] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification. 

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model TC

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/soa-rm/ipr.php
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Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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