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Subject: Spec WebCGM v2.1 Submitted for OASIS Standard Approval Ballot

OASIS Members:

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

WebCGM Version 2.1

The text of the TC submission is appended.

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

On 16 February, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of February, 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 member-discuss@lists.oasis-open.org.

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
Director, Standards Development
Technical Committee Administrator
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society
email: mary.mcrae@oasis-open.org 
web: www.oasis-open.org
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phone: 1.603.232.9090


(a) Links to the approved Committee Specification in the TC's document repository The approved Committee Specification can be found at:

XHTML multi-file: http://docs.oasis-open.org/webcgm/v2.1/cs02/webcgm-v2.1-index.html
PDF: http://docs.oasis-open.org/webcgm/v2.1/cs02/webcgm-v2.1.pdf
XHTML ZIP archive: http://docs.oasis-open.org/webcgm/v2.1/cs02/webcgm-v2.1.zip

(b) The editable version of all files that are part of the Committee Specification
XHTML multi-file: http://docs.oasis-open.org/webcgm/v2.1/cs02/webcgm-v2.1-index.html

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

The schema for the XCF (XML Companion File) is delivered as part of the specification and has been tested and successfully parsed.

The schema for the ACI (Application Configurable Item) is delivered as part of the specification and has been tested and successfully parsed.

(d) A clear English-language summary of the specification
See http://docs.oasis-open.org/webcgm/v2.1/cs02/WebCGM21-Intro.html

(e) A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations
WebCGM 2.1 supersedes WebCGM 2.0 located at http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/REC-WebCGM-20011217/ WebCGM 2.1 is concurrently being processed as a W3C Recommendation is currently undergoing Proposed Recommendation process in the W3C is expected to be: http://www.w3.org/TR/2010/PR-webcgm21-20100114/  This link is expected to be available on January 14th

(f) Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they are successfully using the specification
The following companies have successfully implemented: 

WebCGM 2.1 Larson Software Technology

System Development, Inc.

CGM Technology Services 

Also, see the implementation report at 

(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

Public review number 1 (2 April 2008, to 1 June 2008) Announcement: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200804/msg00001.html No substantive comments received by the public review.

Public review number 2 (27 June 2008 to 12 July 2008) Announcement: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200806/msg00016.html No substantive comments received by the public review.

Public review number 3 (24 November 2009 to 9 December 2009) Announcement: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200911/msg00014.html No substantive comments received by the 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
Voting to approve WebCGM 2.1 as an OASIS Committee Specification began 10 December 2009 and ended 17 December 2009. One hundred percent of the voting members of the WebCGM TC voted to approve. Results can be found at: 

(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
No prior attempts have been made to standardize WebCGM 2.1.

(j) A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC
The WebCGM comments archive is located at: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/cgmo-webcgm-comment/

(k) 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 negative votes were received, and no minority reports were submitted.

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