|Mary McRae||Nov 1, 2007 1:12 pm|
|Subject:||Election Markup Language (EML) Version 5.0 Submitted for OASIS Standard|
|From:||Mary McRae (mary...@oasis-open.org)|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2007 1:12:44 pm|
The OASIS Election and Voter Services Technical Committee has submitted the following specification, which is an approved Committee Specification, to be considered as an OASIS Standard:
Election Markup Language (EML) Version 5.0 - Process and Data Requirements - Data Dictionary - Schema Descriptions - Schema
The text of the TC submission is appended.
You now have until 15 November to familiarize yourself with the submission and provide input to your organization's voting representative.
On 16 November, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. They will have until the last day of November, inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification should be approved as an OASIS Standard or not.
Members who wish to discuss this ballot may do so through memb...@lists.oasis-open.org.
In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, this Committee Specification has already completed the necessary 60-day public review period as noted in the submission below.
The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Specifications as OASIS Standards is found at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/process.php#3.4
Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/election/ipr.php
Your participation in the review and balloting process is greatly appreciated.
Mary P McRae Manager of TC Administration, OASIS email: mary...@oasis-open.org phone: 603.232.9090
a./b. Attached are the editable versions of the Committee Spec documentation.
Election Markup Language (EML) Version 5.0 - Process and Data Requirements Editable Source (doc): http://docs.oasis-open.org/election/eml/v5.0/cs01/EML-Process-Data-Requirements- v5.0.doc
- Data Dictionary Editable Source (xls): http://docs.oasis-open.org/election/eml/v5.0/cs01/EML-Data-Dictionary-v5.0.xls
- Schema Descriptions Editable Source (doc): http://docs.oasis-open.org/election/eml/v5.0/cs01/EML-Schema-Descriptions-v5.0.d oc
c. The TC confirms that the schemas and XML instances are all well formed and all expressions are valid.
d. A plain language summary of the Spec is as follows: EML has been developed as a standard for the structured interchange of data among hardware, software, and service providers who engage in any aspect of providing election or voter services to public or private organisations. The objective has been to introduce a uniform and reliable way to allow systems involved in the election process to interoperate.
e. We have been liaising very closely with the IEEE Voting System Electronic Data Interchange Project 1622, and their draft specification is seen as a compatible subset and USA localisation of EML. The chair of that committee is a member of our TC.
f. Statements of Use:
Opt2Vote - http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/election/email/archives/200709/msg0 0008.html
g. Public Reviews:
1st PR started 11/4/07 ended 10/06/07 announcement http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200704/msg00014.html Comments Resolution - http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/election/document.php?document_id=2 5238
2nd PR started 15/08/07 ended 30/08/07 announcement http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200708/msg00003.html No comments received
h. Committee Specification ballot: http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/election/ballot.php?id=1367
i. There are no earlier attempts to standardise a similar spec.
j. Comments archive: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/election-services/
k. No minority reports from TC members exist.