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Subject: Call to Vote: Ballot for OASIS Standard - TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML V1.0

OASIS Members:

The OASIS Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Candidate OASIS Standard to the OASIS membership to a membership vote for OASIS Standard:

TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
17 August 2016 

This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to vote. This Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required 60-day public review [2]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met [3][4], the Candidate OASIS Standard is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS organizational members.

-- Voting Details --

The ballot is now open. The ballot closes on 21 December 2016 11:59 pm UTC. You can access the ballot and cast your vote now at:

Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=3016

Publicly visible link:  https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3016

The minimum number of affirmative votes required to approve this ballot is 43 (15% of 283 Organizational Members).

Each OASIS organizational member has one vote. OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative votes according to the organization's wishes. If you do not know the name of your organization's voting representative is, go to the My Account page at


then click the link for your Company (at the top of the page) and review the list of users for the name designated as "Primary".

-- Information about the Candidate OASIS Standard and the TOSCA TC -- 

The TOSCA TC works to enhance the portability and operational management of cloud applications and services across their entire lifecycle.

YAML is a human friendly data serialization standard with a syntax much easier to read and edit than XML. The TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML specifies a rendering of TOSCA which aims to provide a more accessible syntax as well as a more concise and incremental expressiveness of the TOSCA DSL (Domain Specific Language) in order to minimize the learning curve and speed the adoption of the use of TOSCA to portably describe cloud applications.

Eight Statements of Use were received from Vnomic, Politecnico di Milano, IBM, Wipro, Gigaspaces, FastConnect, Ubicity, and SINTEF [2].

-- URIs for the Candidate OASIS Standard -- 

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

PDF (Authoritative):


Editable source: 

Distribution ZIP file

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 file here:


-- Additional information -- 

[1] OASIS Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) TC 

TC Charter

[2] Public reviews: 

- 60-day public review, 27 September 2016:
  - No comments received. 

- 15-day public review, 11 March 2016:
  - Comment resolution log:

- 30-day public review, 21 September 2015:
  - Comment resolution log:

[3] Statements of Use: 

* Vnomic -

* Politecnico di Milano -

* IBM -

* Wipro -

* Gigaspaces -

* FastConnect -

* Ubicity -


[4] Candidate OASIS Standard Special Majority Vote: 



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

Primary: +1 973-996-2298
Mobile: +1 201-341-1393 

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