Technical Advisory Board (TAB)

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The purpose of the OASIS Technical Advisory Board (TAB) is to advise the OASIS Board of Directors, Staff, and Membership on matters related to the technical agenda of OASIS. The TAB focuses on improving the standards development process, improving the quality of OASIS Standards through the production of guidelines and educational materials, and advising on improvements to community and collaboration processes and technologies.



Feedback and Questions


The TAB welcomes questions and feedback from OASIS members as well as others interested in OASIS and its work. To send a question or comment to the members of the TAB, email tab-askthetab@lists.oasis-open.org. Email to the list does not require subscription or OASIS membership.

Chet Ensign, chet.ensign@oasis-open.org, Chair
Jacques Durand, jdurand@us.fujitsu.com, Secretary
Patrick Durusau, patrick@durusau.net, Secretary
Robin Cover, robin@oasis-open.org, Secretary
Kevin Mangold, kevin.mangold@nist.gov, Secretary
Ashok Malhotra, malhotrasahib@gmail.com, Secretary

Technical Advisory Board (TAB) - An OASIS Resource

The OASIS TAB assists the OASIS Board and staff by producing guidelines and best practice documents for use by specification editors and TC members, commenting on all first-time public reviews, and responding to requests for recommendations on improvements and new features.

2015/2016 TAB Work Plan

The OASIS Board approved the following work plan for the TAB for 2016/2017.

  • Strategic
    • Assist Laurent with tasks supporting implementa)on of the Open Project initiative.
    • Work with staff to prepare project plan for self‐certification
  • Tactical
    • Recommend additional links on OASIS home page to enable easier access to useful material
    • Prepare Editors best practices material
    • Prepare Chairs best practices material
    • Work on use of GitHub for OASIS TCs
  • Ongoing
    • Continue spec reviews
    • Disseminate citation lists for reuse

Recent TAB material for members:

More guidance materials from the TAB can be found at the TAB Wiki under "Best Practices and Guidelines."

Providing Feedback: OASIS welcomes feedback on its technical activities from potential users, developers, and others to better assure the interoperability and quality of OASIS work.