Ed Mooney (Sun Microsystems, guest)
Note the revised OASIS TC process, for future reference. CPP/A 2.0 still falls under the old rules, since it is already nearing the end of the process. Any resubmission or new work would be according to the new schedule, in which delays are reduced.
During UN/CEFACT meeting last week, a reorganization occurred. New groups are named Applied Technology Group (ATG) and Theory & Methodology Group (TMG). There are rumors of harmonization between UBL & ebXML Core Components, but no one could confirm. The eBTWG & TMWG mailing lists will be closed, as these groups now belong to TMG. See (http://lists.ebtwg.org/archives/ebtwg/200209/msg00008.html) for participation instructions.
Negotiation: A new BPSS instance document has been posted to the subteam documents page. No additional news.
Transaction: No update. Discussion about the papers Tony Fletcher has submitted will be deferred until he is available.
One update (Certificate cardinality) requires a schema change. Hima notes that the SecurityDetails element also needs minOccurs=0, for the case in which no security is required.
The TC is asked to sanity-check the updates next week after the new documents are posted.
Dale and Hima will seek "derivative works" permission from IBM for JSR 157, so that users of the well-defined API or reference implementation will not need to acquire licenses individually. The appropriate contact is Chuck Adams, rather than Bob Sutor. Jamie will check with JCP administration; perhaps they have experienced this with other JSRs and can offer guidance.
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