Subject: FW: Liaison from OASIS Web Services Discovery and Devices ProfileTechnical Committee to W3C Web Services Resources Access Working Committee
Please see the email below from Bob Freund, chair of W3C WS-RA, in response to our liaison.
You can check out their updated schedule at http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/ra/#schedule. To summarize, they predict Last Call in October, Candidate Recommendation in December, Proposed Recommendation in March, and Recommendation in April, but this is subject to change and not all specs will necessarily move in lock-step. If you’re not familiar with these W3C steps, see http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#rec-advance.
Bob says that WS-RA plans to published updated Working Drafts in September, and suggests that WS-DD review those drafts and submit feedback to WS-RA before they close the Last Call drafts in October. We should include this review in our WS-DD work plan.
Toby Nixon | Senior Standards Program Manager | Windows Device and Storage Technologies | Microsoft Corporation
Dear Alain and Toby,
The WS-RA working group is steadily advancing its work towards completion.
Interim progress can be gauged from links available on its main page
The working group publishes working drafts every three months, the most recent was June 25 and we expect that the next will occur in mid September.
Editor's copies are also available from the main page which are more current, but may include issue resolution text that although incorporated has not been reviewed by the working group.
At our face to face meeting on 2009-08-04, we discussed schedule, and reached a tentative estimate of milestone completion.
As these things go, some issues take more time to resolve than others, so at best the estimate is approximate. the schedule on the main page has been updated to reflect that discussion.
I expect that the September working draft will be a good place to start reviewing our work and we would appreciate it if you and your TC begin to provide comments before we close the last call drafts in October since it is important to us that we receive and resolve those comments to avoid later schedule slippages.
Please note that there is no guarantee that these specs advance in the lock-step manner implied by the schedule. As each spec matures measured by open issues and interoperability test progress, it will advance.
Our issue list is maintained in a database which is available for your inspection so that you may satisfy your curiosity of our remaining work whenever you wish.
I will include you in my list of interested parties for updates when reviews are solicited or significant schedule changes occur.
thank you for your interest.
Please forward this email to your TC's mailing list since I may not have the necessary permissions to post.
Chair, W3C ws-ra working group
On Aug 3, 2009, at 5:05 AM, Toby Nixon wrote:
Dear Bob and Members of W3C WS-RA:
As you may know, in May, 2009, the OASIS WS-DD TC updated its charter to reflect our intention to continue our work beyond our recently approved OASIS standards (Devices Profile for Web Services [DPWS], WS-Discovery, and SOAP-over-UDP). This continued work includes, as stated in the charter, that the TC will “Update the references in DPWS to WS-Eventing, WS-MetadataExchange, and WS-Transfer specifications to reference the W3C Recommendation version of those specifications, and profile those specifications as necessary to accommodate changes included in them”. The WS-DD TC has thus taken a significant dependency on the work of WS-RA.
At our meeting in Redmond, Washington, 15-17 July 2009, the WS-DD TC reviewed the work to date of WS-RA. We appreciate the effort of Doug Davis and Mike Kaiser of IBM and Ram Jeyaraman of Microsoft to put together a balanced and objective overview presentation at our request. We were impressed by the volume of work you have already accomplished, and look forward to seeing the final products.
The WS-DD TC would very much appreciate continuing to be informed of the progress of work in WS-RA, particularly regarding the WS-Eventing, WS-MetadataExchange, and WS-Transfer specifications on which our work is dependent. We would also appreciate receiving an update on the projected timeline for the remainder of your work, including, if possible, an estimated date by which the specifications will reach a sufficient state of maturity for WS-DD to begin our profiling work as mentioned above. We thank you in advance for these reports, and look forward to a fruitful collaboration on this important work facilitated by our joint members.
Co-Chairs, OASIS WS-DD TC