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Subject: Solution Deployment Descriptor v1.0 Submitted for OASIS Standard

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Solution Deployment Descriptor (SDD) Technical Committee has submitted
the following specification set, which is an approved Committee Specification,
to be considered as an OASIS Standard:

Solution Deployment Descriptor Specification 1.0

The text of the TC submission is appended.

You now have until 15 August to familiarize yourself with the submission and
provide input to your organization's voting representative.

On 16 August, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of
OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of August,
inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification should
be approved as an OASIS Standard or not.

Members who wish to discuss this ballot may do so through

In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, this Committee
Specification has already completed the necessary 60-day public review period as
noted in the submission below.

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:

Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly appreciated.


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


OASIS SDD TC - OASIS Standard Submission 
(a) Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TC's document
repository, and any appropriate supplemental documentation for the specification

Editable Source (Microsoft Word)

Common: http://docs.oasis-open.org/sdd/v1.0/cd04/FullSchema/cd04-common-1.0.xsd 
Deployment Descriptor:
Package Descriptor:

In addition to the materials supplied for approval as an OASIS Standard, the
following materials are provided for familiarization only:
Supplemental documentation (non-normative): 
Editable source:
PDF: http://docs.oasis-open.org/sdd/v1.0/cd01/sdd-primer-v1.0-cd01.pdf 
HTML: http://docs.oasis-open.org/sdd/v1.0/cd01/sdd-primer-v1.0-cd01.html  

Starter Profile: 
Editable source (with example schemas and XML document): 
PDF: http://docs.oasis-open.org/sdd/v1.0/cd01/sdd-starter-profile-v1.0-cd01.pdf

Examples: http://docs.oasis-open.org/sdd/v1.0/cd01/sdd-examples-v1.0-cd01.zip  

(b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee
See "editable source" links for item (a) 

(c) 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; 
TC so certifies. 

(d) A clear English-language summary of the specification; 
The Solution Deployment Descriptor (SDD) specification defines a standard, in
the form of a schema for XML documents, called Solution Deployment Descriptors,
or SDDs. SDDs define metadata that describes the packaging and deployment
characteristics of resources that are relevant for their lifecycle management,
including creation, configuration and maintenance. 

(e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work
of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations; 
OASIS SCA-Assembly TC will consider use of SDD to accomplish a portion of their
work (see item 1.c.14 of the SCA-Assembly charter at
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/sca-assembly/charter.php ) 

Global Grid Forum - Application Content Service has agreed to adopt the SDD
PackageDescriptor (by reference) as their software packaging specification 

The SDD specification cites several normative and non-normative references of
other standards, including IANA Character Sets, IETF UUID, ISO 639.2, ISO 3166,
IETF RFC 2119, IETF RFC 3066, W3C XML Schema, Bureau International des Poids et
Mesures, W3C DSIG and DMTF CIM. Use and relationships of these other standards
is described in the SDD specification. 

(f) The Statements of Use presented above; 
From CA, Inc:
From IBM Corporation:

From SAS Corporation:

(g) 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
Public review start January 18, 2008; Public Review end March 18, 2008. 
Public review announcement:
Public review comments raised and resolution: 

(h) 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
Committee Specification Approval Ballot (Opened May 4, 2008; closed May 11,
2008): http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=1462  
Results: 10 of 11 eligible voters voted; 10 votes "Yes"; 0 votes "No"; 0 votes

(i) 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; 
Not applicable (no such earlier standardization attempts or votes) 

(j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC; 

(k) A pointer to any minority reports delivered 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
Chair certifies that no minority reports exist. 

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