OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC

The Charter for this TC was clarified on 26 October 2021. The motion to approve the clarification can be found at https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/202111/msg00000.html

The Charter for this TC was modified on 4 September 2008 as balloted at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=1518; this change was announced at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200809/msg00002.html

The original Call For Participation for this TC may be found at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200403/msg00016.html

The charter for this TC is as follows.

TC Name:

OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Technical Committee

Statement of Purpose:

DITA is an XML-based standard for modular and extensible topic-based information. It enables content creators to separate content into semantically rich, reusable components that reflect the core purpose of the content they contain. DITA provides a model for defining and processing new components as specializations of existing ones, thus enabling interoperability of DITA-based content.

Scope of work:

The scope of the DITA TC encompasses the following:

  • Defining and maintaining DITA standards
  • Promoting the use of DITA standards

The DITA TC does not produce reference implementations or rate conformance of DITA products.


The DITA TC produces the following deliverables and more:

  • DITA specifications and associated grammar files
  • Committee notes that contain non-normative content (tutorials, best practices, migration information, etc.)
  • Webinar and conference presentations

In addition, the DITA TC sponsors several Open OASIS GitHub repositories through which non-OASIS members can participate in DITA-related work.

IPR Mode:

RF on Limited Terms Mode of the OASIS IPR Policy


  • Writers of other specifications that could benefit from DITAs specialization model or other aspects of its architecture;
  • Vendors offering XML authoring or development products;
  • XML architects and developers who design and write XML applications;
  • Information developers and information architects