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OASIS Management Protocol Technical Committee

Date:      Wed, 19 Jun 2002 08:33:13 -0400
From:      Karl F. Best <>
Subject:   OASIS TC Call For Participation: Management Protocol TC

A new OASIS technical committee is being formed. The OASIS Management Protocol Technical Committee has been proposed by the following members of OASIS: Andrea Westerinen, Cisco; Krishna Sankar, Cisco; Dick Spellman, Sun; Anand Akela, HP; Srinivas Vadhri, CommerceOne; Aravinda Gollapudi, Verisign; Dennis Ho, Iona; Jim Willits, HP; Robert Baafi, Iona; and Winston Bumpus, Novell.

The proposal for a new TC meets the requirements of the OASIS TC Process (see, and is appended to this message. The proposal, which includes a statement of purpose, list of deliverables, and proposed schedule, will constitute the TC's charter. The TC Process allows these items to be clarified (revised) by the TC members; such clarifications (revisions), as well as submissions of technology for consideration by the TC and the beginning of technical discussions, may occur no sooner than the TC's first meeting.

To become a member of this new TC you must 1) be an employee of an OASIS member organization or an Individual member of OASIS; 2) notify the TC chair, Winston Bumpus (, of your intent to participate at least 15 days prior to the first meeting; and 3) participate in the first meeting on 31 July. You should also subscribe to the TC's mail list. Note that membership in OASIS TCs is by individual, and not by organization. You must be eligible for participation at the time you time you notify the chair.

The private mail list is for committee discussions. TC members as well as any other interested OASIS members should subscribe to the list by going to the mail list web page at, or by sending a message to with the word "subscribe" as the body of the message. (Note that subscribing to the mail list does not make you a member of the TC; to become a member you must contact the TC chair as described in the preceeding paragraph.)

A public comment list will be available for the public to make comments on the work of this TC; the public may subscribe to this list by going to the mail list web page at, or by sending a message to with the word "subscribe" as the body of the message.

The archives of both of these mail lists are visible to the public at

Karl F. Best
OASIS - Director, Technical Operations
+1 978.667.5115 x206

Proposal to Establish an OASIS Technical Committee

Name of TC

Management Protocol Technical Committee

Statement of Purpose

The proposed initial scope of this committee will be to develop open industry standard management protocols to provide a web-based mechanism to monitor and control managed elements in a distributed environment based on industry accepted management models, methods, and operations, including, OMI, XML, SOAP, DMTF CIM, and DMTF CIM Operations

This work will help consolidate and deliver an industry standards protocol for manageing desktops, services, and networks across an enterprise or internet environments.

Deliverables & Dates

Management Protocol Specification, June 2003

Language TC Will Conduct Business

US English

Date and Time of First Meeting

Conference Call July 31st 10am PDT

Meeting Schedule

Call every Wednesday 10am Pacific

Names and Email Address Committed to Schedule

Andrea Westerinen,, Cisco
Krishna Sankar,, Cisco
Dick Spellman,, Sun
Anand Akela,, HP
Srinivas Vadhri,, CommerceOne
Aravinda Gollapudi,, Verisign
Dennis Ho,, Iona
Jim Willits,, HP
Robert Baafi,, Iona
Winston Bumpus,, Novell

Name of TC Chair

Winston Bumpus - Novell, Inc.

Phone Conference Sponsor

Winston Bumpus - Novell, Inc.

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See the main reference page "Management Protocol Specification."

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