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Subject: [Fwd: XCBF spec for consideration as an OASIS Standard]

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Subject: [OASIS members] XCBF spec for consideration as an OASIS Standard
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 15:06:33 -0400
From: "Karl F. Best" <karl.best@oasis-open.org>
Reply-To: karl.best@oasis-open.org
Organization: OASIS
To: members@lists.oasis-open.org,  tc-announce@lists.oasis-open.org

OASIS members:

The OASIS XML Common Biometric Format Technical Committee (XCBF TC) has
submitted the XCBF XML Common Biometric Format Committee Specification
v1.1, which is an approved Committee Specification, for review and
consideration for approval by OASIS members to become an OASIS Standard.
The TC's submission is attached below.

In accordance with Section 2 of the OASIS Technical Process, the
specification has already gone through a 30 day public review period.
OASIS members now have 15 days to familiarize themselves with the
submission. On the 16th of August I will send out a Call For Vote to the
voting representative of each OASIS member organization, who will have
until the end of the month to cast their ballots on whether this
Committee Specification should be approved as an OASIS Standard. OASIS
members should give their input on this question to the voting reps of
their respective organizations.

Members should note that IPR claims related to this specification have
been made; please see http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xcbf/ipr.php

The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Specifications as
OASIS Standards is found at


Karl F. Best
Vice President, OASIS
office  +1 978.667.5115 x206     mobile +1 978.761.1648
karl.best@oasis-open.org      http://www.oasis-open.org

1. A formal specification that is a valid member of its type, together
with appropriate documentation for the specification, both of which must
be written using approved OASIS templates;

The XCBF v1.1 committee specification may be found at:

2. A clear English-language summary of the specification;

"Biometrics are automated methods of recognizing a person based on
physiological or behavioral characteristics. They are used to recognize
the identity of an individual, or to verify a claimed identity. This
specification defines a common set of secure XML encodings for the
patron formats specified in CBEFF, the Common Biometric Exchange File
Format (NISTIR 6529). These XML encodings are based on the ASN.1 schema
defined in ANSI X9.84 Biometric Information Management and Security. For
security purposes, they make use of the Canonical XML Encoding Rules
(CXER) for ASN.1 defined in ITU-T Rec. X.693, and rely on the security
and processing requirements specified in the X9.96 XML Cryptographic
Message Syntax (XCMS) and X9.73 Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS)

3. Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they
are successfully using the specification consistently with the OASIS IPR

Objective Systems
OSS Nokalva

4. An account of or pointer to the comments/issues raised during the
public review period, along with their resolution;


5. 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 been previously submitted to OASIS for

6. A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the
originating TC; and


7. 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.

"I, Tyky Aichelen, chair of XCBF TC , certify that I have provided all
members of the TC with a copy of the OASIS IPR Policy."

The ballots to approve the specification as a Committee Specification
and to submit it to OASIS for consideration as an OASIS Standard are
found at

Karl F. Best
Vice President, OASIS
office  +1 978.667.5115 x206     mobile +1 978.761.1648
karl.best@oasis-open.org      http://www.oasis-open.org

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