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30-day Public Review for CMIS v1.1

The OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 30-day public review:

Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Version 1.1
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
18 August 2012

Specification Overview:
The Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard defines an interface that can be used by applications to work with one or more Content Management repositories/systems. The interface is designed to be layered on top of existing Content Management systems and their existing programmatic interfaces.

Version 1.0 of CMIS defines a domain model, plus Web Services and Restful AtomPub protocol bindings. Version 1.1 adds a browser (JSON) binding as well as type mutability, secondary object type, retention and hold support, and other features.

TC Description:
The Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) TC develops interoperability standard for content management repositories/systems. It also conducts interoperability testing of its draft specification among TC members periodically.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts today, 10 September 2012 and ends 10 October 2012.

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.


The prose specification document and related files are available here:

PDF (Authoritative):


Editable source (Note editable source files are in TeX):

Other specification artifacts:
XML schemas, WSDL and Orderly schema:

XML and JSON examples:

ZIP distribution file (complete):
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

Additional information about the specification and the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) TC may be found at the TC’s public home page:

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be located via the button labeled “Send A Comment” at the top of the TC public home, or directly at:

Comments submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:

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 Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Version 1.1, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [2] applicable especially [3] 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 references:

[1] OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) TC


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