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Subject: Public Review of Web Services Quality Factors Version 1.0

To OASIS members, Public Announce Lists:

The OASIS Web Services Quality Model TC has recently approved the following specification as a Committee Draft and approved the package for public review:

Web Services Quality Factors Version 1.0

  The purpose of this document is to provide the standard for quality factors of web services in their development, usage and management. Web services usually have distinguished characteristics. They are service-oriented, network-based, variously bind-able, loosely-coupled, platform independent, and standard-protocol based. As a result, a web service system requires its own quality factors unlike installation-based software. For instance, as the quality of web services can be altered in real-time according to the change of the service provider, considering real-time property of web services is very meaningful in describing the web services quality. This document presents the quality factors of web services with definition, classification, and sub-factors case by case. For each quality factor, related specifications annexed with a brief explanation. This specification can be generally extended to the definition of quality of SOA and provide the foundation for quality in the SOA system. 

The public review starts today, 22 July 2010, and ends 20 September 2010. This is an open invitation to comment. We strongly encourage feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of OASIS work. We also welcome interested parties to join the TC as it continues to further development of its specifications. OASIS Web Services Quality Model TC is developing specifications about quality of web services such as Web Services Quality Model (WSQM), Web Services Quality Factors (WSQF), and Web Services Quality Description Language (WS-QDL). WSQM is an overall model of quality of web services, and WSQF specifies quality factors. And WS-QDL describes the WSQM in the type of XML schema. Please feel free to distribute this announcement within your organization and to other appropriate mail lists.

More non-normative information about the specification and the technical committee may be found at the public home page of the TC at [1] below. Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button marked "Send A Comment" at the top of that page, or directly at [2] below.

Submitted comments (for this work as well as other works of that TC) are publicly archived and can be viewed at [3] below. All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members.

The specification document and related files are available here:

Editable Source:



We also call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy applicable to the work of this technical committee, which can be found at [4] below. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification. OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work, at [5] below.

OASIS and the WSQM TC welcome your comments.

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
twitter: @fiberartisan #oasisopen
phone: 1.603.232.9090

[1] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=wsqm
[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=wsqm
[3] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/wsqm-comment/
[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php
[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/wsqm/ipr.php

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