The Open Standards Cup recognizes major accomplishments in our community. Each year, the Cup is awarded to one Outstanding Approved Standard and one Outstanding New Initiative.

2021 Outstanding Approved Standard
CTI (STIX v2.1 & TAXII v2.1)

Other category finalists:
OSLC (Core v3.0, Change Mgmt v3.0, Requirements Mgmt v2.1, & Query v3.0)
LegalRuleML Core Specification v1.0
BDXR (Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) v2.0 & Exchange Header Envelope (XHE) v1.0

2021 Outstanding New Initiative

Other category finalist:
Electronic Secure Authentication (ESAT) Technical Committee

2020 Outstanding Approved Standard

SAML V2.0 Metadata Interoperability Profile V1.0 and Metadata Extensions for Login and Discovery User Interface V1.0

Category Finalists:
KMIP Specification V2.0
OData V4.01
PKCS #11 Base Specification V3.0
SARIF: Static Analysis Results Interchange Format V2.1.0
TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML V1.3

2020 Outstanding New Initiative

Baseline Protocol, part of the Ethereum OASIS Open Project

Category Finalists:
CACAO: Collaborative Automated Course of Action Operations for Cybersecurity TC
LEXIDMA: Lexicographic Infrastructure Data Model and API (LEXIDMA) TC
Open Cybersecurity Alliance Open Project
SAM: Security Algorithms and Methods TC
TAC: Threat Actor Context TC

2019 Outstanding Approved Standard

MQTT Version 5.0

Category Finalists:
Akoma Ntoso Version 1.0
Classification of Everyday Living Version 1.0
TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML Version 1.2
Universal Business Language Version 2.2

2019 Outstanding New Initiative

OSLC Open Project(public web presence)

Category Finalists:
OASIS Variability Exchange Language (VEL) TC
ODF Advocacy

2018 Outstanding Approved Standard

Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) 1.4

Category Finalists:
Authentication Step-Up Protocol and Metadata 1.0
Service Metadata Publishing (SMP) 1.0
Business Document Metadata Service Location Version 1.0
TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML 1.1
Universal Business Language 2.2

2018 Outstanding New Initiative

Static Analysis Results Interchange Format (SARIF)

Category Finalists:
LegalXML Litigant Portal
OpenC2 Command and Control

2017 Outstanding Approved Standard

TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML 1.0

Category Finalists:
DocBook 5.1
KMIP Specification 1.3 and KMIP Profiles 1.3
Business Document Naming and Design Rules 1.0
XLIFF 2.0 (ISO submission – ISO/DIS 21720)

2017 Outstanding New Initiative:

Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF)

Category Finalists:
Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) recharter
OSLC Lifecycle Integration for Domains (OSLC Domains)

2016 Outstanding Approved Standard


Category Finalists:
Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA)
Open Data Protocol (OData)
Universal Business Language (UBL)

2016 Outstanding New Initiative

Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI): STIX, TAXII, CybOX 

Category Finalists:
Biometric Services (BIOSERV)

2015 Outstanding Accomplished Technical Committee

Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)

Category Finalists:
Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT)
eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)
XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF)

2015 Outstanding New Technical Committee

Context Server (CXS)

Category Finalists:
Content Management Interoperability Services for Digital Asset Management (CMIS4DAM)
Identity Based Attestation and Open Exchange Protocol Specification (IBOPS)

 2014 Outstanding Accomplished Technical Committee

Universal Business Language (UBL)

Category Finalists:
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
Open Data Protocol (OData)
Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA)

2014 Outstanding New Technical Committee

Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)

Category Finalists:
Electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) Standard

Key-Value Database Application Interface (KVDB)

OSLC Lifecycle Integration Core (OSLC Core)

Award Eligibility

To be eligible for Outstanding Approved Standard, a deliverable must have been approved as an OASIS Standard and/or ratified by a de jure standards body within the annual time period.

To be eligible for Outstanding New Initiave, a project must have held its first official meeting under a new charter within the annual time period.

There is no limit to the number of Open Standards Cups a project may receive over time.