Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Distribution Element Version 2.0 Committee Specification 01 published
We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of a new Committee Specification by the members of the OASIS Emergency Management TC:
Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Distribution Element Version 2.0
Committee Specification 01
11 April 2013
This Distribution Element 2.0 (DE 2.0) specification describes a standard message distribution format for data sharing among emergency information systems. The DE 2.0 serves two important purposes: (1) The DE 2.0 allows an organization to wrap separate but related pieces of emergency information, including any of the EDXL message types, into a single “package” for easier and more useful distribution; (2) The DE 2.0 allows an organization to “address” the package to organizations or individuals with specified roles, located in specified locations or those interested in specified keywords. This version of the DE expands the ability to use local community-defined terms, uses a profile of the Geographic Markup Language (GML) , follows best practices for naming conventions, provides the capability to link content objects, and is reorganized for increased flexibility and reuse of common types. The DE 2.0 packages and addresses emergency information for effective distribution with improved standardization and ability to be tailored for user needs.
The prose specification and related files are available here:
Editable source (Authoritative):
Distribution ZIP files
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of each prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP files here:
Members of the OASIS Emergency Management Technical Committee  requested a Special Majority Vote to approve this specification as a Committee Specification. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process . The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed , and the approved CS01 is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.
Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone.
========== Additional references:
 OASIS Emergency Management TC
 Public reviews:
Extension of public review, 21 November 2012: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201211/msg00006.html
15-day public review, 09 November 2012: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201211/msg00001.html
45-day public review, 8 December 2011: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201112/msg00002.html
 Approval ballot: