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60-day Public Review for Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) V1.1 COS01

Members of the OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) TC [1] have recently approved a Special Majority Ballot [2] to advance Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Version 1.1 as a Candidate OASIS Standard (COS). The COS now enters a 60-day public review period in preparation for a member ballot to consider its approval as an OASIS Standard.

Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Version 1.1
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
01 February 2013

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 60-day public review starts 22 February 2013 and ends 23 April 2013.

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:

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Schemas and WSDL:


TeX source:
The CMIS TC generates PDF and HTML versions of the specification from TeX source. The editable TeX source files are availalbe at:

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 OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) TC may be found at the TC’s public home page located at:

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

Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is 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 Candidate OASIS Standard 01, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [3] applicable especially [4] 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.

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

[2] Candidate OASIS Standard ballot


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