The Security Joint Committee (SJC) coordinates the technical
work of OASIS security related TCs. Though SJC membership is
open to all OASIS TCs, we are especially interested in having
groups such as WSS participate whose primary activity is
security related. We would welcome one or both WSS chairs
to participate, or anyone that the WSS Liaison SC chooses to
There are no deliverables of the SJC. And the SJC has no
control whatsoever over the actions or work of any OASIS TC.
The SJC is a cooperative body that seeks to find ways to
promote better understanding of OASIS security standards,
and to promote and foster their adoption and use. We would
like for the WSS to become part of these efforts.
The OASIS process states that "Membership in a JC after its
first meeting shall be governed by the same rules governing
membership in a TC, with the added requirement that any
prospective member of a JC must first be a member of a
liaison subcommittee appointed for this purpose by one
of the cooperating TCs."
So, in order for the WSS to participate in the SJC, the WSS
must first create a liaison SC. Members from this SC can then
be appointed to liaise with the SJC. And the WSS chair can
send an email to the SJC chair notifying the SJC of the names
and email addresses of the appointed SJC liaison members. The
SJC will add these appointees to the SJC mailing list.
The next meeting of the SJC will be Thursday October 17 at
12 noon ET. Call details will be posted to the SJC list. I
hope that the WSS will accept this invitation and join us
at our next meeting.