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Subject: (PR) 15-day Public Review for SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1 and Testcases

The OASIS Service Component Architecture / Policy (SCA-Policy) TC [1] members have produced two updated Committee Specification Drafts (CSD) and submitted them for 15-day public review:

SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1
Committee Specification Draft 05 / Public Review Draft 03
05 December 2011


TestCases for the SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1
Committee Specification Draft 03 / Public Review Draft 03
25 July 2011

Specification Overview:
SCA Policy specification provides a framework to support specification of constraints, capabilities and QoS expectations from component design through to concrete deployment. The capture and _expression_ of non-functional requirements is an important aspect of service definition and has an impact on SCA throughout the lifecycle of components and compositions. This specification describes the SCA policy association framework that allows policies and policy subjects specified using WS-Policy and WS-PolicyAttachment, as well as with other policy languages, to be associated with SCA components.

TestCases for the SCA Policy Framework defines the TestCases for the SCA Policy specification. The TestCases represent a series of tests that an SCA runtime must pass in order to claim conformance to the requirements of the SCA Policy specification.

TC Description:
The SCA Policy technical committee defines a policy framework for the core SCA Assembly model.

Public Review Period:
The public review starts 12 December 2011 and ends 27 December 2011. The specification was previously submitted for a 15-day public review [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in the diff-marked PDF file [3].

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

- SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1

PDF (Authoritative):


Editable source:

XML schema:

XML definitions:

- TestCases for the SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1

PDF (Authoritative):


Editable source:

ZIP distribution files (complete):
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP files here:

- SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1

- TestCases for the SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1

In addition, the test suite artifacts are available in a ZIP archive at:

Additional information about the specification and the OASIS OASIS Service Component Architecture / Policy (SCA-Policy) TC may be found at the TC's public home page located at:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:


Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:


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. In connection with this public review of SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1 and TestCases for the SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] to the work of this technical committee. 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.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Service Component Architecture / Policy (SCA-Policy) TC

[2] Previous public reviews

- SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1
15-day public review, 8 June 2010: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201006/msg00002.html
60-day public review, 24 April 2009: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200904/msg00010.html

- TestCases for the SCA Policy Framework Version 1.1
15-day public review, 22 January 2011: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201101/msg00001.html
60-day public review, 8 July 2010: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201007/msg00002.html

[3] Diff file

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/sca-policy/ipr.php
RF on Limited Terms

Best Regards,

Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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