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Ballot: Approve WS-SecureConversation v1.3 as an OASIS Standard
In principle, Fujitsu supports WS-SecureConversation specification to be approved as an OASIS standard. However, the draft under ballot contains a problem, and we cannot vote for it unless changed appropriately.

The problem is the reference to WS-MetadataExchange in a non-normative part of the WS-SecureConversation document (contained in the second paragraph of Section A.1). Notwithstanding the authors' promise, WS-MetadataExchange is not even submitted to any standardizatin body such as OASIS yet, and Fujitsu considers it is inappropriate to be refered to by an OASIS standard.

Fujitsu wants to see WS-MetadataExchange to be submitted to an appropriate
standardization body and published as an agreed standard soon. In case such standardization activity begins, Fujitsu will support the standardization work. Until then, the reference to WS-MetadataExchange specification should be removed from the WS-SecureConversation document. The reference to the WS-MetadataExchange is purely informational, and the removal of the referring sentence will have no impact to the rest of the WS-SecureConversation document.