Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) Approved as an OASIS Standard
Advancement of XACML Specification
Subject: Advancement of XACML Specification From: Karl Best <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 12:32:04 -0500
I had previously announced that the XACML specification received sufficient votes to be approved as an OASIS Standard, but because it received negative votes it was being sent back to the originating TC for their decision on how to address the negative votes and accompanying comments.
The TC has reached a decision on this matter, and has voted to request approval of the spec as an OASIS Standard despite the negative votes. The response of the TC is as follows:
"An implementation of any standard, in some particular way, may infringe on some intellectual property, whether that IP has been disclosed to OASIS or not. Each implementation must take appropriate steps to determine whether or not it infringes on valid IP claims.
The XACML TC has taken reasonable steps to ensure and to document that all features of this language are derived from previous work in the field that is not under patent restrictions. We intentionally made one feature of the language - Obligations - not mandatory to implement in order to make it easier for implementations to avoid a particular feature that might, in some cases, infringe on a known IP claim.
It is the belief of the TC that useful and fully-compliant implementations of XACML 1.0 can be created that are royalty free. The TC therefore requests that OASIS adopt the XACML 1.0 specification as submitted."
I am pleased to announce, therefore, that the XACML v1.0 specification has been approved as an OASIS Standard.
The XACML TC is to be congratulated on the work they have done in developing this specification.
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See "Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)."