60-day Public Review for #OData V4.0 COS01

Members of the OASIS Open Data Protocol TC [1] have recently approved a Special Majority Ballot [2] to advance OData Version 4.0 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.

OData Version 4.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
19 November 2013

Specification Overview:

The Open Data Protocol (OData) enables the creation of REST-based data services, which allow resources, identified using Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) and defined in an Entity Data Model (EDM), to be published and edited by Web clients using simple HTTP messages. The Committee Specification defines the core semantics and facilities of the protocol.

TC Description:

The OASIS OData TC works to simplify the querying and sharing of data across disparate applications and multiple stakeholders for re-use in the enterprise, Cloud, and mobile devices. A REST-based protocol, OData builds on HTTP, AtomPub, and JSON using URIs to address and access data feed resources. It enables information to be accessed from a variety of sources including (but not limited to) relational databases, file systems, content management systems, and traditional Web sites. OData provides a way to break down data silos and increase the shared value of data by creating an ecosystem in which data consumers can interoperate with data producers in a way that is far more powerful than currently possible, enabling more applications to make sense of a broader set of data. Every producer and consumer of data that participates in this ecosystem increases its overall value.

Public Review Period:

The 60-day public review starts 28 November 2013 at 00:00 GMT and ends 27 January 2014 at 23:59 GMT.

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.

URIs:

OData V4.0 is a multi-part specification consisting of:

-- Part 1: Protocol

Editable Source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/part1-protocol/odata-v...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/part1-protocol/odata-v...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/part1-protocol/odata-v...

-- Part 2: URL Conventions

Editable Source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/part2-url-conventions/...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/part2-url-conventions/...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/part2-url-conventions/...

-- Part 3: Common Schema Definition Language (CSDL)

Editable Source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/part3-csdl/odata-v4.0-...

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/part3-csdl/odata-v4.0-...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/part3-csdl/odata-v4.0-...

-- Additional artifacts

ABNF Construction Rules Test Cases:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/abnf/

Vocabulary components:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/vocabularies/

XML schemas:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/schemas/

Metadata Service Entity Model:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/models/MetadataService...

Distribution ZIP file

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

http://docs.oasis-open.org/odata/odata/v4.0/cos01/odata-v4.0-cos01.zip

Additional information about the specifications and the OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData) TC can be found at the TC's public home page:

https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/odata/

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility by following the instructions located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home which can also be found at:

https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=odata

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

http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/odata-comment/

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 'OData Version 4.0,' 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.

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[1] OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData) TC
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/odata/

[2] Candidate OASIS Standard ballot
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=2540

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/odata/ipr.php
RF on RAND Mode
https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr#s10.2.2

Associated TC: 
Open Data Protocol (OData)