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Invitation to comment on Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) v2.0 – ends 18 December

This protocol for publishing service metadata within a 4-corner network enters the 60-day public review that precedes the call for consent as an OASIS Standard.

OASIS and the OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC [1] are pleased to announce that Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 2.0 Committee Specification 02 is now available for public review and comment.

The TC members have approved [2] submitting this Committee Specification to the OASIS membership for consideration as a Candidate OASIS Standard, as described in the OASIS TC Process [6]. This is a 60-day public review, after which it may be submitted to a membership-wide call for consent to promote the specification to OASIS Standard.

This specification describes a protocol for publishing service metadata within a 4-corner network. In a 4-corner network, entities are exchanging business documents through intermediary gateway services (sometimes called Access Points). To successfully send a business document in a 4-corner network, an entity must be able to discover critical metadata about the recipient of the business document, such as types of documents the recipient is capable of receiving and methods of transport supported. The recipient makes this metadata available to other entities in the network through a Service Metadata Publisher service.

This specification describes the request/response exchanges between a Service Metadata Publisher and a client wishing to discover endpoint information. A client can either be an end-user business application or a gateway/access point in the 4-corner network. This specification also defines the request processing that must happen at the client.

The TC has received four Statements of Use from IBM, Philip Helger, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Efact [3].

The candidate specification and related files are available here:

Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 2.0
Committee Specification 02
16 January 2020

Editorial source (Authoritative):
https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/cs02/bdx-smp-v2.0-cs02.docx

HTML:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/cs02/bdx-smp-v2.0-cs02.html

PDF:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/cs02/bdx-smp-v2.0-cs02.pdf

XML schemas:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/cs02/xsd/
https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/cs02/xsdrt/

Model documentation:
https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/cs02/mod/

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the specification document and any related files in ZIP distribution files. You can download the ZIP file at:

https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/cs02/bdx-smp-v2.0-cs02.zip

The 60-day public review starts immediately and ends 18 December 2020 at 23:59 UTC. This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work. Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility as explained in the instructions located via the button labeled “Send A Comment” at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=bdxr Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/bdxr-comment/

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) Version 2.0, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member’s patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC’s work.

Additional information related to this public review can be found at https://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-smp/v2.0/cs02/bdx-smp-v2.0-cs02-public-review-metadata.html

============== Additional information

[1] OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/bdxr/

[2] Approval ballot: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3528

[3] Statements of Use:

– IBM: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/bdxr/202010/msg00001.html
– Philip Helger: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/bdxr/202010/msg00003.html
– Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/bdxr/202010/msg00004.html
– Efact: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/bdxr/202010/msg00000.html

[4] https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[5] https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/bdxr/ipr.php
https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr#Non-Assertion-Mode
Non-Assertion Mode

[6] TC Process for OASIS Standard
https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process-2017-05-26#OASISstandard