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Subject: WSRM TC Committee votes to have OASIS approve WS-Reliability Standard.

The WSRM TC passed the following resolution unanamously this morning:
The WSRM TC requests the OASIS TC Administration to approve the 
WS-Reliablity Specification as an OASIS Standard, despite the single no 
vote from SAP. The committee discussed the concern of SAP, which also 
accompanied their NO vote on CD .992, and agreed at that time to go 
forward with Appendix B as a normative, but optional, part of the 

Thus OASIS staff should now go forward with the formal process of 
approval as OASIS standard.

The TC also reviewed Carol's draft press release and made two changes:

1)Changed end of third para to rephrase description of Ordered Deliver

2) Changed last para to remove words about license, limiting the 
statement to "royalty free basis".
WS-Reliability Ratified As OASIS Standard

Booz Allen Hamilton, Cyclone Commerce, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, 
Hitachi, NEC, Novell, Oracle, SeeBeyond, Sun Microsystems, and Others 
Produce Open Standard for Guaranteeing Message Delivery to Web Services

Boston, MA, USA; 15 November 2004 -- The OASIS international standards 
consortium today announced that its members have approved WS-Reliability 
version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest 
level of ratification. Developed through an open process, WS-Reliability 
provides a method to guarantee message delivery over the Internet, 
enabling companies to conduct reliable business-to-business trading or 
collaboration using Web services.

"Reliable message delivery is one of the key issues to be addressed if 
there is to be widespread adoption of Web services, particularly in 
business-to-business scenarios," said Neil Macehiter, research director 
at Ovum. "Communications using Internet-based protocols, such as HTTP 
and SMTP, are inherently unreliable and do not support the assured or 
ordered delivery demanded by the applications on which businesses 
depend. WS-Reliability, being an approved OASIS Standard developed in 
open forum that addresses these limitations, is an important step on the 
path to realizing the promise of Web services."

WS-Reliability supports guaranteed delivery, which ensures the message 
is delivered at least once, duplication elimination, which certifies 
that the message is delivered at most once, and message delivery 
ordering, which guarantees messages in a sequence are delivered in the 
order sent.

"Financial transactions are just one example of the kind of applications 
that need WS-Reliability to meet quality-of-service standards. A message 
requesting a money withdrawal, for instance, must be received by an 
application once and only once," noted Tom Rutt, chair of the OASIS Web 
Services Reliable Messaging (WSRM) Technical Committee. "With the 
WS-Reliability OASIS Standard, information can be shared between 
software programs over the Internet as reliably as within a single 
application on a laptop."

Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS, applauded the efforts of the 
technical committee members who produced the new standard, recalling, 
"The genesis for WS-Reliability was submitted to OASIS in March 2003 by 
Fujitsu, Hitachi, Oracle, NEC, Sonic Software, and Sun Microsystems. 
These companies recognized the importance of advancing their work within 
an open process where the entire community of vendors, users, and 
governments could contribute. Today's approval of WS-Reliability as an 
OASIS Standard is proof positive that it is possible to garner broad 
input on the development of a standard and still meet time-to-market needs."

Participation in the OASIS WSRM Technical Committee remains open to all 
organizations and individuals. OASIS hosts an open mail list for public 
comment and the ws-reliability-dev mailing list for exchanging 
information on implementing the standard. WS-Reliability is provided on 
a royalty-free basis.

Industry Support for WS-Reliability OASIS Standard:


Additional information:

OASIS WSRM Technical Committee

About OASIS:
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information 
Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the 
development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards. Members 
themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight, open 
process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite 
disparate efforts. The consortium produces open standards for Web 
services, security, e-business, and standardization efforts in the 
public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in 1993, 
OASIS has more than 3,500 participants representing over 600 
organizations and individual members in 100 countries. Approved OASIS 
Standards include AVDL, CAP, DocBook, DSML, ebXML, SAML, SPML, UBL, 
UDDI, WS-Reliability, WSRP, WSS, XACML, and XCBF.

Press contact:

Carol Geyer
OASIS Director of Communications
+1.978.667.5115 x290

Tom Rutt

Tom Rutt	email: tom@coastin.com; trutt@us.fujitsu.com
Tel: +1 732 801 5744          Fax: +1 732 774 5133

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