Re: Liaison from OASIS Web Services Discovery and Devices Profile Technical Committee to W3C Web Services Resources Access Working Committee

Dear Alain and Toby,

The WS-RA working group is steadily advancing its work towards  
Interim progress can be gauged from links available on its main page[1]
The working group publishes working drafts every three months, the  
most recent was June 25 and we expect that the next will occur in mid  
Editor's copies are also available from the main page which are more  
current, but may include issue resolution text that although  
incorporated has not been reviewed by the working group.

At our face to face meeting on 2009-08-04, we discussed schedule, and  
reached a tentative estimate of milestone completion.
As these things go, some issues take more time to resolve than others,  
so at best the estimate is approximate.  the schedule on the main page  
has been updated to reflect that discussion.

I expect that the September working draft will be a good place to  
start reviewing our work and we would appreciate it if you and your TC  
begin to provide comments before we close the last call drafts in  
October since it is important to us that we receive and resolve those  
comments to avoid later schedule slippages.

Please note that there is no guarantee that these specs advance in the  
lock-step manner implied by the schedule.  As each spec matures  
measured by open issues and interoperability test progress, it will  

Our issue list is maintained in a database[2] which is available for  
your inspection so that you may satisfy your curiosity of our  
remaining work whenever you wish.

I will include you in my list of interested parties for updates when  
reviews are solicited or significant schedule changes occur.
thank you for your interest.

Please forward this email to your TC's mailing list since I may not  
have the necessary permissions to post.

Bob Freund
Chair, W3C ws-ra working group


On Aug 3, 2009, at 5:05 AM, Toby Nixon wrote:

> Dear Bob and Members of W3C WS-RA:
> As you may know, in May, 2009, the OASIS WS-DD TC updated its  
> charter to reflect our intention to continue our work beyond our  
> recently approved OASIS standards (Devices Profile for Web Services  
> [DPWS], WS-Discovery, and SOAP-over-UDP). This continued work  
> includes, as stated in the charter, that the TC will “Update the  
> references in DPWS to WS-Eventing, WS-MetadataExchange, and WS- 
> Transfer specifications to reference the W3C Recommendation version  
> of those specifications, and profile those specifications as  
> necessary to accommodate changes included in them”. The WS-DD TC has  
> thus taken a significant dependency on the work of WS-RA.
> At our meeting in Redmond, Washington, 15-17 July 2009, the WS-DD TC  
> reviewed the work to date of WS-RA. We appreciate the effort of Doug  
> Davis and Mike Kaiser of IBM and Ram Jeyaraman of Microsoft to put  
> together a balanced and objective overview presentation at our  
> request. We were impressed by the volume of work you have already  
> accomplished, and look forward to seeing the final products.
> The WS-DD TC would very much appreciate continuing to be informed of  
> the progress of work in WS-RA, particularly regarding the WS- 
> Eventing, WS-MetadataExchange, and WS-Transfer specifications on  
> which our work is dependent. We would also appreciate receiving an  
> update on the projected timeline for the remainder of your work,  
> including, if possible, an estimated date by which the  
> specifications will reach a sufficient state of maturity for WS-DD  
> to begin our profiling work as mentioned above. We thank you in  
> advance for these reports, and look forward to a fruitful  
> collaboration on this important work facilitated by our joint members.
> Best regards,
> Alain Regnier
> Toby Nixon
> Co-Chairs, OASIS WS-DD TC
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