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Subject: [tc-announce] ebXML RIM Committee Specification for consideration asOASIS Standard

OASIS members:

The OASIS ebXML Registry TC has submitted OASIS/ebXML Registry
Information Model (RIM) v2.0, which is an approved Committee
Specification, for review and consideration for approval by OASIS
members to become an OASIS Standard. In accordance with Section 2 of the
OASIS Technical Process (see
http://oasis-open.org/committees/process.shtml) OASIS members have one
calender quarter to review this submission then 30 days for voting. I
will therefore call for a vote on 1 April 2002; each OASIS member
organization will have a single vote on the ballot.

[Note that there are two ebXML Registry specifications being submitted
to OASIS members: RIM and RS. While they are related to each other they
will be balloted separately.]

The OASIS TC has supplied the following required items for OASIS members
to review:

(a) a formal specification that is a valid member of its type

The OASIS/ebXML Registry Information Model, v2.0, December 5, 2001 is
found at

(b) appropriate documentation for the specification

The specification is self documenting; therefore no additional
documentation is required.

(c) a clear English-language summary of the specification

The ebXML Registry provides a stable store where information submitted
by a Submitting Organization is made persistent.  Such information is
used to facilitate ebXML Business to Business partnerships and
transactions.  Submitted content includes but is not limited to XML
schema and documents, process descriptions, ebXML Core Components,
context descriptions, UML models, information about organizations, and
software components.  Metadata, used to describe the stored content, is
defined in the Registry Information Model. (The interface to the
Registry is defined in a companion document, OASIS/ebXML Registry
Services Specfication, V2.0.)

The Registry Information Model provides a blueprint or high-level schema
for the ebXML Registry.  It defines the syntax and semantics of metadata
that is stored in the registry, as well as the semantics of the
relationships between objects that are registered.  Key functionality
defined in the specification include:

* life-cycle management of stored objects;
* the ability to define associations between objects (e.g., a given XML
instance document uses a given XML DTD);
* an extendable classification mechanism that also recognizes external
(to the registry) classification schemes;
* a security model that can support flexible security policies.

(d) certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they
are successfully using the specification

See the following mail messages:

Information Technology Laboratory/National Institute of Standards and
Technology (US)
Sterling Commerce
Sun Microsystems

(e) an account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any
earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same specification,
together with the originating TC's response to each comment

This specification has not previously been submitted to OASIS
membership, so there are no previous votes or comments to respond to.

(f) a pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the
originating TC

The archives of the TC mail list are available at
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/regrep/ TC meeting minutes are
available on the TC's web page at
http://oasis-open.org/committees/regrep/ To date, no comments have been
received through the public comment list for the Regitry TC; however,
some comments have been received through the ebXML-dev mailing list
which is archived at http://lists.ebxml.org/archives/ebxml-dev/

(g) a statement from the chair of the TC certifying that all members of
the TC have been provided with a copy of the OASIS IPR policy.

From Lisa Carnahan: "The TC chair certifies that all members have been
provided with a copy of the OASIS IPR policy. The mail message found at
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/regrep/200111/msg00087.html states
that all TC members must be made aware of the OASIS IPR policy and
directs them to the on-line version of the policy."

Karl F. Best
OASIS - Director, Technical Operations
978.667.5115 x206
karl.best@oasis-open.org  http://www.oasis-open.org

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