We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of a new Committee Specification by the members of the Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model TC:
Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented Architecture Version 1.0
Committee Specification 01
04 December 2012
This document specifies the OASIS Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA-RAF). It follows from the concepts and relationships defined in the OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture as well as work conducted in other organizations. While it remains abstract in nature, the current document describes the foundation upon which specific SOA concrete architectures can be built.
The focus of the SOA-RAF is on an approach to integrating business with the information technology needed to support it. These issues are always present but are all the more important when business integration involves crossing ownership boundaries.
The SOA-RAF follows the recommended practice of describing architecture in terms of models, views, and viewpoints, as prescribed in the ANSI/IEEE 1471-2000. It has three main views: the Participation in a SOA Ecosystem view which focuses on the way that participants are part of a Service Oriented Architecture ecosystem; the Realization of a SOA Ecosystem view which addresses the requirements for constructing a SOA-based system in a SOA ecosystem; and the Ownership in a SOA Ecosystem view which focuses on what is meant to own a SOA-based system.
The SOA-RAF is of value to Enterprise Architects, Business and IT Architects as well as CIOs and other senior executives involved in strategic business and IT planning.
The prose specification and related files are available here:
Distribution ZIP files
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List of Non-Material Changes
This Committee Specification was approved with Non-Material Changes from its final public review. The list of changes can be found in:
Members of the Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model 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 CS## is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.
Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone.
========== Additional references:
 Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model
 Public reviews:
30-day public review, 14 September 2012: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201209/msg00005.html
60-day public review, 23 August 2011: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201108/msg00009.html
60-day public review, 13 November 2009: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200911/msg00010.html
60-day public review, 9 May 2008: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200805/msg00003.html
 Approval ballot: