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Subject: WS-BusinessActivity v1.2 Submitted for OASIS Standard
OASIS Members: The OASIS Web Services Transaction (WS-TX) Technical Committee has submitted the following specification, which is an approved Committee Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard: WS-BusinessActivity v1.2 The text of the TC submission is appended. You now have until 15 January to familiarize yourself with the submission and provide input to your organization's voting representative. On 16 January, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of January, 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 email@example.com. 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 http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process-2008-06-19.php#OASISstandard Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ws-tx/ipr.php Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly appreciated. Mary ----------------------------------------------------------- Mary P McRae Director, Technical Committee Administration OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.oasis-open.org phone: 1.603.232.9090 ----------------------- (a) Links to the approved Committee Specifications. WS-BusinessActivity v1.2 specification: PDF: http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-tx/wstx-wsba-1.2-spec-cs-01.pdf HTML: http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-tx/wstx-wsba-1.2-spec-cs-01/wstx-wsba-1.2-spec -cs-01.html Editable Source (Word): http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-tx/wstx-wsba-1.2-spec-cs-01.doc WSDL: http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-tx/wsba/2006/06/wstx-wsba-1.1-wsdl-200702.wsdl XML schema: http://docs.oasis-open.org/ws-tx/wsba/2006/06/wstx-wsba-1.1-schema-200701.xs d (b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee Specification Same as (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; All schema and XML instances included in the specification are well formed and all expressions are valid. (d) A clear English-language summary of the specification; The WS-BusinessActivity v1.2 specification provides the definition of two Business Activity coordination types: AtomicOutcome or MixedOutcome, that are to be used with the extensible coordination framework described in the WS-Coordination specification. This specification also defines two specific Business Activity agreement coordination protocols for the Business Activity coordination types: BusinessAgreementWithParticipantCompletion, and BusinessAgreementWithCoordinatorCompletion. Developers can use these protocols when building applications that require a compensation-based, consistent agreement on the outcome of long-running distributed activities. (e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations; -- OASIS Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WSBPEL) TC. The WSBPEL TC focuses on an overall business process orchestration language. WS-BusinessActivity v1.2 does not discuss how an application operates internally, nor make any overall statement about the overall business process orchestration, but instead focuses on individual, pair-wise message exchanges between a participant in an activity and the coordinator of that activity. -- OASIS Business Transactions (BTP) TC. The WS-TX TC has a different focus with regard to specification scope, required functions, policy, and other Web Services composeability. WS-BusinessActivity v1.2 focuses solely on simple, pair-wise message exchange patters that can be used to reach consensus. WS-BusinessActivity v1.2 provides simpler interoperability by focusing exclusively on externally visible service behavior at the protocol level. It does not impose constraints on internal service implementations. It emphasizes clean composition with other WS-* standards, such as WS-Addressing and WS-Security. WS-BusinessActivity v1.2 concentrates on interoperability, specifying relatively few variations and providing simple state tables rather than extensive options with considerable application semantics. (f) The Statements of Use Statements of use have been provided by IBM, Microsoft and Red Hat: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/ws-tx/email/archives/200811/msg 00003.html http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/ws-tx/email/archives/200811/msg 00004.html http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/ws-tx/email/archives/200811/msg 00006.html (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; Announcement of the public reviews for the specification: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200806/msg00010.html The public review ran from 13 June 2008 until 12 August 2008. The v1.2 specification has only minor changes from the v1.1 OASIS standard. There were no public review comments received during the v1.2 public review. (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; The Committee Specification approval ballot was conducted electronically by the TC Admin and closed on 28 November 2008. All eligible voters voted in favour of approving the Committee Specifications. There were no NO votes or abstentions. The results can be viewed at: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=1543 (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; There was no earlier attempt to standardize the v1.2 specification. (j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC; http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ws-tx-comment/ (k) A pointer to any minority reports delivered by one or more Members who did not vote in favor of approving the Committee Specification, There are no minority reports.