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

Congratulations! Well done.

We still are getting quotes for the press release (Oracle, I know, is working on one). Do you want to hold the release until Monday
am as we planned? If yes, then I request that Jamie hold off on issuing his official notice to members until then. Otherwise, the
press will sniff it out and start writing and our release will be old news before it's out.



-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Rutt [mailto:tom@coastin.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2004 1:36 PM
To: wsrm; Carol Geyer; James Bryce Clark
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 specification.

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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