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Subject: SPML v2.0 Submitted for OASIS Standard

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Provisioning Services Technical Committee has submitted the following specification set, which is an approved Committee
Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard:

Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) v2.0
Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) v2.0 - DSML v2.0 Profile
Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) v2.0 - XSD Profile

The TC's submission is attached below.

In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, the specification has already gone through a 60 day public review period:


OASIS members now have until the 15th of March to familiarize themselves with the submission below. OASIS members should give their
input on this question to the voting representative of their organization.

By the 16th of the month we will send out a Call For Vote to the voting representatives of the OASIS member organizations, who will
have until the end of the month to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification should be approved as an OASIS

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

Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at:


Mary P McRae
Manager of TC Administration, OASIS
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org
phone: 603.232.9090


PS TC Submission for SPML 2.0

1. Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TC's document repository, and any appropriate supplemental documentation for
the specification, both of which must be written using the OASIS templates. The specification may not have been changed between its
approval as a Committee Specification and its submission to OASIS for consideration as an OASIS Standard, except for the changes on
the title page and running footer noting the approval status and date 
SPML 2.0 Package - http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/16695/pstc-spml-2.0-cs-01.zip
2. The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee Specification; 

SPML 2.0 Package - http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/16695/pstc-spml-2.0-cs-01.zip

3. Certification by the TC that all schema and XML instances included in the specification, whether by inclusion or reference,
including fragments of such, are well formed, and that all expressions are valid; 
The XML examples in the documents and the SPML 2.0 schema are well-formed. We have run all of the examples through an XML
well-formedness checker. 

4. A clear English-language summary of the specification; 
The specifications describe a mechanism for provisioning users, accounts, and services using SOAP web services. The specifications
include the basic Service Provisioning Markup Language 2.0 specification as well as two profiles that define provisioning data
models. One profile, the DSML Profile, defines a DSML v2 based provisioning data model. The other, the XSD Profile, defines an XSD
based provisioning data model.

5. A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing
This work builds upon, but does not attempt to duplicate, the work of Several standards efforts. Including: 

 DSML v2 (OASIS Directory Services TC) 
 SAML 1.1, 2.0 (OASIS SS TC)

6. Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they are successfully using the specification; 
Certifications have been received from the following companies. We are including URLs that point to the certification statements in
the e-mail archive. 

BMC Software - 

Tripod Technology Group - 

Sun Microsystems - 

7.  The beginning and ending dates of the public review(s), a pointer to the announcement of the public review(s), and a pointer to
an account of each of the comments/issues raised during the public review period(s), along with its resolution; 
The Public Review began on 03 October 2005 and ended on 02 December 2005.

Here is the announcement of the Public Review http://www.oasis-open.org/archives/members/200510/msg00003.html.  

The PS TC address all issues raised during the public review period. This is found at:

8. An account of and results of the voting to approve the specification as a Committee Specification, including the date of the
ballot and a pointer to the ballot; 
The Committee Specification Ballot was created on 26 Jan 2006 
The results were 10=Yes (91%), 0=No, 0=Abstain   
The TC had 11 voting members 
The ballot is here: 

9. 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 is the first attempt to standardize the SPML 2.0 specification. 

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

11. A pointer to any minority reports submitted by one or more Members who did not vote in favor of approving the Committee
Specification, which report may include statements regarding why the member voted against the specification or that the member
believes that Substantive Changes were made which have not gone through public review; or certification by the Chair that no
minority reports exist. 

No such reports have been submitted.

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