Revision of Rules of Procedure from Wed, 2008-03-05 15:05

  • Status: Current
  • Approval date: 8 February 2008



1. The
Name of the Member Section

The name of the Member Section shall be the OASIS
Telecommunications Services Member Section (TMS or Telecom MS).


The Member Section Statement of Work

The TMS facilitates the development of telecommunications
SOA based services as described in the Member Section’s Work Plan, over an
extended period of time requiring the coordination of multiple Technical
Committees (TCs) and various adoption and marketing activities it may choose to

The TMS will support the process of gathering requirements,
developing specifications, coordinating the work of its affiliated Technical
Committees, and provide the governance structure to accept and manage funds to
serve its work. As standards in this area mature, the Member Section may also
support adoption and implementation efforts including development of test
cases, testing procedures, and interoperability testing and demonstrations.

The initial focus of the work will be the development of a
Telecom SOA Gap analysis of the suitability of current WS* and other
specification to meet the real-time, scalability, reliability and security
requirements of the Telecommunication industry. Technical work products created
and approved by TMS TCs shall be referred to as “TMS Technical Committee


The Rules for Electing Steering Committee

The SC shall consist of seven (7) members with two-year
terms, staggered so that four (4) expire one year and the other three (3)
expire the next.

A Member Section Supporting Entity may not be represented by
more than one Steering Committee Member. A maximum of one Member Section Member
per unique Member Section Supporting Entity may run for election. In the event
of a job change, merger, or acquisition which results in two Steering Committee
Members representing one Member Section Supporting Entity, one of the Steering
Committee Members shall immediately resign.

Each Member Section Supporting Entity shall be entitled to
have one Member Section Qualified Elector. The Member Section Qualified Elector
shall be the Supporting Entity's Primary or other Member Section Member of said
Supporting Entity as designated by the Primary Representative.


Initial Makeup of Member Section Steering

The initial Steering Committee shall consist of
one member from each of Alcatel-Lucent, IBM, Nortel, and Oracle, each having an
initial term of two years, and one member from each of BEA, Microsoft, and NEC,
each having an initial term of one year.

Within 30 days of the date of establishment of the TMS, each named
organization shall appoint a single individual from that organization to be a
member of the Steering Committee. All
Steering Committee positions are held by individuals and are considered elected
seats, such that any vacancy is filled by elections as prescribed in the Member
Section Policy.


Process for Changing the Number of Steering
Committee Members

The initial number of SC members shall be seven (7). The
number of SC members may be amended only by the unanimous approval of every SC


Funding Model for the Member Section

There shall not be any dues allocation by OASIS Members
associated with this Member Section. The Steering Committee may choose to take
advantage of other funding mechanisms (such as general sponsorships, grants, etc.)
as provided by the Member Section Policy to support marketing, testing, and
interoperability activities.


Provisions that Apply to Affiliated Technical

All Technical Committees affiliated with this Member Section
that have normative specifications as their deliverables shall have Charters
that require them to:

  • Develop
    a Test Plan, Test Cases and Scenarios, for each such normative
    specification before finalizing those specifications;
  • Closely
    coordinate with other TCs in the Member Section to ensure that related specifications
    are consistent and can be used with each other;
  • Define
    concrete exit criteria that shall include at least two independent
    offerings that implement and are compliant with the all normative portions
    of specifications and demonstrate interoperability and portability as
    appropriate. Note that these are minimums and that TCs are free to set
    more stringent criteria.


Other Provisions

The TMS SC will maintain a Work Plan document that provides
details of current and contemplated work. The Work Plan document may be
modified by a Special Majority vote of the TMS SC.

The TMS SC will be responsible for ensuring that the work of
its affiliated Technical Committees is coordinated and that the work output
maintains coherence by careful evaluation of Charter proposal, TC affiliation,
and requests to advance to OASIS specification.

Only TMS Technical Committee Specifications approved by a
Special Majority vote of the TMS SC will be put before the OASIS general
membership for consideration as OASIS Standards.

Only TMS Technical Committee Specifications approved by a
Special Majority vote of the TMS SC may be submitted to another organization in
accordance with the OASIS Liaison Policy.


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