Call for Consent for Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0 as OASIS Standard (#LegalXML)

The OASIS LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML) TC members [1] have approved submitting the following Candidate OASIS Standard to the OASIS Membership in a call for consent for OASIS Standard:

Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
08 May 2018

This Call for Consent is taking place under the revised TC Process rules effective 01 July 2017 [2]. This is a call to the primary or alternate representatives of OASIS Organizational Members to consent or object to this approval. You are welcome to register your consent explicitly on the ballot; however, your consent is assumed unless you register an objection. To register an objection, you must:

1. Indicate your objection on this ballot, and

2. Provide a reason for your objection and/or a proposed remedy to the TC.

You may provide the reason in the comment box or by email to the Technical Committee on its comment mailing list or, if you are a member of the TC, to the TC's mailing list [3]. If you provide your reason by email, please indicate in the subject line that this is in regard to the Call for Consent.

This Committee Specification was approved by the Technical Committee and was submitted for the required 60-day public review [4]. All requirements of the OASIS TC Process having been met [5][6], the Candidate OASIS Standard is now submitted to the voting representatives of OASIS Organizational Members.

-- Details --

The Call for Consent opens on 15 August 2018 00:00 UTC and closes on 29 August 2018 23:59 pm UTC. You can access the ballot at:

Internal link for voting members: https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/voting/ballot.php?id=3233

Publicly visible link: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3233

OASIS members should ensure that their organization's voting representative responds according to the organization's wishes. If you do not know the name of your organization's voting representative is, go to the My Account page at

http://www.oasis-open.org/members/user_tools

then click the link for your Company (at the top of the page) and review the list of users for the name designated as "Primary".

-- Information about the Candidate OASIS Standard and the LegalDocML TC --

The OASIS LegalDocML TC works to advance worldwide best practices for the use of XML within a Parliaments', Assembly's or Congress' document management processes, within courts' and tribunals' judgment management systems, and generally in legal documents including contracts. The work is based on the Akoma Ntoso, a project sponsored by the United Nations.

Akoma Ntoso means “linked hearts” in the Akan language of West Africa. For legal publishers and makers of legal information systems, Akoma Ntoso provides a framework for creating “machine-readable” parliamentary, legislative and judiciary documents such as legislation, debate records, minutes, judgments, etc. In doing so, it helps build a strong foundation for "open access” to government information.

The specification is in two parts:

Part 1: XML Vocabulary presents the main motivations, design principles, and benefits of the Akoma Ntoso vocabulary and approach. The document is non-normative material that presents the main pillars of Akoma Ntoso to the stakeholders that need to make decisions about how to manage legal sources in a digital manner in a Semantic Web society.

Part 2: Specifications documents the Akoma Ntoso XSD and DTD standard, including the graphic representation using Oxygen library.

Akoma Ntoso received 8 Statements of Use from the Parliamentary Counsel Office of the Scottish Government, the Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile, Xcential Corporation, Aubay s.a., the ICT Conception and Development Unit of the Directorate General of Innovation and Technological Support of the European Parliament, Information Systems Development of the Italian Senate, The Meeting Programming and Documentation Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and CIRSFID, University of Bologna. [2].

This is a call to the Organizational Members of OASIS to consent or object to this approval. You are welcome to register your consent explicitly on the ballot; however, your consent is assumed unless you register an objection [3]. To register an objection, you must:

1. Indicate your objection on this ballot, and

2. Provide a reason for your objection and/or a proposed remedy to the TC.

You may provide the reason in the comment box or by email to the Technical Committee on its comment mailing list or, if you are a member of the TC, to the TC's mailing list [4]. If you provide your reason by email, please indicate in the subject line that this is in regard to the Call for Consent.

URIs:

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0
Candidate OASIS Standard 01
08 May 2018

- Part 1: XML Vocabulary

HTML (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cos01/part1-vocabula...

Editable source:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cos01/part1-vocabula...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cos01/part1-vocabula...

- Part 2: Specifications

HTML (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cos01/part2-specs/ak...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cos01/part2-specs/ak...

XML schemas:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cos01/part2-specs/sc...

XML examples:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cos01/part2-specs/ex...

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:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/cos01/akn-core-v1.0-...

-- Additional information --

[1] OASIS LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML) TC
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/legaldocml/

TC IPR page
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/legaldocml/ipr.php

[2] https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/tc-process-2017-05-26#OSc...

[3] OASIS LegalDocumentML(LegalDocML) TC comment mailing list: legaldocml-comment@lists.oasis-open.org
(You must be subscribed to send to this list. For instructions on subscribing, see https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/index.php?wg_abbrev=legal....)

OASIS LegalDocumentML(LegalDocML) TC main mailing list: legaldocml@lists.oasis-open.org
(You must be a member of the TC to send email to this list.)

[4] Candidate OASIS Standard Special Majority Vote:
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ballot.php?id=3205

[5] Public reviews:
- Previous public reviews of Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0

60-day public review, 14 June 2018:
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legaldocml-comment/201806/msg00000....
- No comments received

15-day public review, 25 April 2017:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legaldocml/201704/msg00011.html
- Comment resolution log:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/csprd03/akn-core-v1....

15-day public review, 07 June 2016:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legaldocml/201606/msg00000.html
- Comment resolution log:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/csprd02/akn-v1.0-csp...

30-day public review, 07 May 2015:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/legaldocml/201505/msg00004.html
- Comment resolution logs:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/csprd01/akn-v1.0-csp...
http://docs.oasis-open.org/legaldocml/akn-core/v1.0/csprd01/akn-v1.0-csp...

[6] Statements of Use:

Parliamentary Counsel Office of the Scottish Government: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/63011/8.AKN%20letter.pdf

Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/63010

XCential Corporation: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/62423/statementOfUse.zip

Aubay s.a.: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/62423/statementOfUse.zip

The ICT Conception and Development Unit of the Directorate General of Innovation and Technological Support of the European Parliament: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/62423/statementOfUse.zip

Information Systems Development of the Italian Senate:https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/62423/statementOfUse.zip

The Meeting Programming and Documentation Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/62423/statementOfUse.zip

CIRSFID, University of Bologna: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/62423/statementOfUse.zip

Associated TC: 
LegalDocumentML (LegalDocML)
Associated MS: 
LegalXML