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Subject: Spec UOML Part 1 v1.0 Submitted for OASIS Standard

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Unstructured Operation Markup Language Extended (UOML-X) Technical
Committee has submitted the following specification, which is an approved
Committee Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard:

UOML (Unstructured Operation Markup Language) Part 1 Version 1.0

The text of the TC submission is appended.

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

On 16 September, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting
Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last
day of September, 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


Mary P McRae
Director, Technical Committee Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org  
web: www.oasis-open.org
phone: 1.603.232.9090


(a) 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.
 Editable Source (Authoritative):

(b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee
 See above.

(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;
UOML-X TC certify that all the 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.
(d) A clear English-language summary of the specification; 
UOML Part 1 v1.0 defines a markup language for unstructured document
operation, including the definitions of abstract document model and document
operating instructions to the abstract document model.
(e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar
work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations; 
UOML Part 1 v1.0 is a standard for unstructured digital document, but unlike
similar work from other OASIS TC and other standards developing
organizations, UOML standard is an operating interface standard, not a
storage format standard. It is independent from any document format, so it
can accomplish interoperability among documents in different formats.
(f) The Statements of Use presented above; 
(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 resolution; 
UOML Part v1.0 public review started on 16 May 2008, and ended on 15 July

No comments were received.
(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 ballot; 
Ballot started on 14 Jul 2008 for approval UOML Part v1.0 as a Committee
On 22 Jul 2008, Ballot result:100% approved by UOML-X TC to approve UOML
Part v1.0 as a Committee Specification.
Pointer to the ballot:
(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;
(j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating

(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 exist.

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