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Subject: result of vote on WSS -- TC action required

WSS TC members:

The ballot for approving the WSS specification as an OASIS Standard has 
closed. There were sufficient affirmative ballots to approve the 
specification (77, or 22%), but there was also a single negative ballot.

Because there was a negative ballot, action is required by the TC within 
30 days:


"If at the end of the voting period at least 15 percent of the voting 
membership has voted to approve the proposed standard, then if no votes 
have been cast to disapprove the proposed standard, it shall become an 
OASIS Standard immediately following the end of the voting period. 
However, if negative votes amounting to less than 15 percent of the 
voting membership have been cast, the TC will be notified of the 
negative votes, after which the TC shall have 30 days to take one of the 
following actions by resolution: (a) request OASIS TC Administration to 
approve the specification as submitted despite the negative votes; (b) 
withdraw the submission entirely; or (c) submit an amended 
specification, in which case the amended submission shall be considered 
as if it were a new submission, except that information regarding 
previous votes and any disposition of comments received in previous 
votes shall accompany the amended submission."

To help you make the decision on how to handle the negative ballot, I am 
passing on to you the comments that I solicited from the person who cast 
that ballot:

WS-Security uses URIs for the value of type attribute, e.g. ValueType 
attribute and EncodingType attribute. But in the proposed specification, 
there is no statement of unabbreviated URIs and the description of the 
URIs is ambiguous. This might cause a serious interoperability problem.
The URIs should be clearly specified in the specification.

Matsuki Yoshino
Hitachi Ltd.,

I will announce to the OASIS membership that the approval of the WSS 
specification is pending your decision. I expect to hear back from you 
within 30 days. Notification to me by the chair of a majority decision 
of the TC is sufficient.


Karl F. Best
Vice President, OASIS
office  +1 978.667.5115 x206     mobile +1 978.761.1648
karl.best@oasis-open.org      http://www.oasis-open.org

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