OASIS Board of Directors approves a Code of Conduct

Chet Ensign

OASIS members and Open Project participants, 

At its meeting on October 13 and 14 the OASIS Board of Directors approved a Code of Conduct to apply to all activities of the consortium.

The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to document the values we stand for and the standards of professional conduct we expect from one another. The process document gives instructions for reporting an incident and describes the steps we will take in response.

The code is published on the OASIS Policies & Guidelines page and can be found at A description of the reporting and response process is also available at

This code was adapted from the widely-used Contributor Covenant, version 2.1, available at

Projects that have already adopted a Code of Conduct can continue working under their version so long as nothing in it conflicts with or contradicts the OASIS version.

The Board invites feedback from members and project participants on these documents. Feedback can be provided by sending email to oasis-board-comment@.... Suggestions for improvements will be brought to the Board's Governance committee or Process committee for consideration.

As always, thanks for all the work you do at OASIS and feel free to contact me with any questions.



Chet Ensign

Chief Technical Community Steward


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Call for OASIS Distinguished Contributor Nominations, deadline 13 Dec.

Jane Harnad

Dear Members,

OASIS is seeking your input, in the form of a nomination for the Distinguished Contributor Award.

Each year we recognize a member or members who have made extraordinary contributions to the OASIS world of standards and open source development. We are lucky to have a robust, active and very smart membership who have contributed so much to make OASIS successful. And among all that hard work, we know there are some members whose contributions are outstanding. Some are already identified as Distinguished Contributors, some are waiting for your nomination.

So, please take a moment to review the qualifications and list of existing Distinguished Contributors [1] and nominate someone you believe should receive the honor. Send your nomination and a brief message describing their qualifications to jane.harnad@.... Deadline for nominations is 13 December 2022.

The Distinguished Contributor Award(s) will be presented at the OASIS Awards Ceremony in January 2023. Details on the virtual event to follow.  

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Regards, Jane

[1] Qualifications noted after the list of recipients:


Jane Harnad

Manager of Events


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OASIS takes leadership role in ESG standards and open source development

Mary Beth Minto

Congratulations to Harm Jan van Burg, Senior Policy Advisor, International Standards at OASIS Open, on his election as Vice Chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)’s Team …

Harm Jan van Burg

Congratulations to Harm Jan van Burg, Senior Policy Advisor, International Standards at OASIS Open, on his election as Vice Chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)’s Team of Specialists on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Circular Economy. 

The Team of Specialists supports ESG traceability systems for more responsible and sustainable consumption and production patterns (United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12). ESG traceability can allow the global value chain to be managed more sustainably. Technology and information exchange standards play a leading role in supporting traceability in a wide range of sectors, including agri-food, fishery, garment and footwear, minerals, transport and e-waste management. 

Informed decisions for sustainable production and consumption can lead to increased cooperation between countries and more successful climate change policies and actions. Globally-aligned standards can measure targets and help transform climate commitments into action. 

Thank you, Harm Jan, for representing OASIS and being a strong advocate for standards that contribute to the fight against climate change!

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CSAF v2.0
Common Security Advisory Framework (CSAF) v2.0 is pending approval as an OASIS Standard. The official press release will be distributed on Monday, 21 November, via the OASIS website and social channels. For those members who'd like to learn more about CSAF, please attend our webinar on 1 December, "Using CSAF to Respond to Supply Chain Vulnerabilities at Large Scale." Speakers include Thomas Schmidt of Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Omar Santos of Cisco, Diane Morris of Cisco, and Justin Murphy of CISA. Register here.
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Welcome, Jasmine!
Jasmine Mbadugha recently joined OASIS as Ecosystem Development Manager. She holds an MPA from the London School of Economics and an MPP from Sciences Po where she focused on the emergence of new technologies in emerging markets. Welcome to the team!

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2023 OASIS Sponsor dues announced

Scott McGrath

OASIS Members,

Your dues and sponsorship contributions provide the vital support of all OASIS staff and technical operations that make all current collaboration possible.  You also help fund the reliable storage and delivery of all OASIS Specifications and Standards created over the years.

Our fiscal responsibility to you and the greater public has 2 facets of equal importance - maximizing your value as a member and ensuring the financial stability of the consortium.

With these responsibilities in mind, The OASIS board of Directors has approved a dues increase for 2023 - effective for all new and renewing memberships and sponsorships  effective 1 January 2023.  The increase intends to reflect the current inflationary costs on our expenses.  The current and upcoming dues are posted at TC Participation Dues and OP Sponsor Dues

Your advance renewal messages and invoicing will reflect the appropriate fee for your member category.  Please plan accordingly.

Thank you as always for your support.  Your particpation and support are important as we forward the mission of the consortium and advance the work of the TCs and OPs that are important to you.

Please feel free to reach out if we can help you understand your new dues level  and benefits or help with paperwork.  Your Member Service support team is happy to help!  member-services@...



Scott McGrath

Chief Operating Officer



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Francis Beland Named Executive Director at OASIS Open

Mary Beth Minto

-Sending on behalf of Gershon Janssen, OASIS Board of Directors Chair-

To OASIS Open Project participants and other interested parties:

I’m happy to announce that Francis Beland is the new Executive Director at OASIS Open.

Francis brings a great deal of enthusiasm and experience as a global thought leader with a passion for disruptive technology and developing large-scale transformational programs with robust commercial leadership. In addition to his background developing innovation programs in healthcare, automotive, biotech, medical devices, governments, oil & gas and energy industries, Francis has held an open innovation advisor role for organizations such as the WHO, WFP, and the European Commission. He previously served as Senior Partner/COO at GAV Conservation Management and as partner at Deloitte/Monitor Group (Los Angeles).

As we begin this next chapter with Francis, I'd like to acknowledge the OASIS Board of Directors for investing their time and consideration in the search and interview process. The number of extremely qualified candidates who applied for the position was evidence of the respect OASIS holds in the international community, which is the direct result of the outstanding work of our members.

The Board and staff are excited to work with Francis, and I’m sure you will share that excitement as you begin to work with him over the coming weeks.

Please join me in welcoming Francis to the OASIS community.


Gershon Janssen
Chair, OASIS Open Board of Directors

Mwmbers welcome ! Annual General Meeting of OASIS Members

Scott McGrath

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of Members will be a virtual presentation and discussion of the consortium's 2021 business performance, community engagement and most importantly - the success of our members.The presentation will be 13 July 2022 at 11:00 AM EDT and will be recorded for those unable to attend at that time.Sign up to receive the login details here.All members are welcome to send questions to the staff or Board members in advance so we can address your topics of interest. Send you questions and comments to jharnad@....Thanks,



Scott McGrath

Chief Operating Officer



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OASIS Open April Events & Member Discounts

Jane Harnad

The ABCs of Kestrel: How the threat-hunting language enables efficiencies & interoperability
Kestral is a project being advanced in the
Open Cybersecurity Alliance.

Wednesday, 13 April at 2:30 PM EDT
Virtual Event | Free to attend
Use of Blockchain and Confidential Computing Technology to Support Tax and Trade Attestations

Wednesday, 13 April at 1:00 PM EDT
Virtual Event | Free to attend
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AmsterBased 2022
A Baseline Protocol Event
Wednesday, 20 April at 1:00 CEST
In-Person and Virtual Event
Leveraging STIX Domain Objects (SDO) and Putting the "Analysis (A)" in ISAC
Thursday, 5 May at 3:05 PM EDT
Virtual Event
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Invitation to the NIEM and OASIS Community Update, 19 April 1PM ET

Dee Schur <dee.schur@...>

OASIS community,

We invite you to join us as we discuss NIEM’s transition to an OASIS Open Project (OP). The joint NIEM/OASIS briefing will briefly preview the organization’s charter and fully explore the benefits of active participation in the NIEM OP.


Our briefing will be held on 19 April at 1 PM EDT.  If you are interested in attending please complete the registration form.  We hope you will join us to learn how the NIEM OP will continue to drive its broad and expanding mission.


Should you have any additional questions, please email dee.schur@....







Dee Schur

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Opportunity to review and comment: proposed charter for PRVD OASIS Open Project

Chet Ensign

To OASIS members, Open Project participants, and other interested parties:

A draft charter has been submitted to establish the PRVD Open Project. In accordance with the OASIS Process, we are making the proposed charter available for your review and comment. The comment period will close at 23:59 GMT on April 07, 2022.

The draft charter is available to read at

OASIS maintains a mailing list for the purpose of submitting comments on proposed charters. Anyone may post to this list by sending email to: open-proj-charter-discuss@....

All messages will be publicly archived at:

If you wish to receive emails to the list, you may subscribe by sending an empty email message to: open-proj-charter-discuss+subscribe@.... To unsubscribe, send an email to open-proj-charter-discuss+unsubscribe@....

Comments received will be reviewed by the proposers and a log of the comments and their resolution will be posted to the open-proj-charter-discuss mailing list.

If you are interested in participating in the PRVD project, please contact Carol Geyer, Chief Development Officer for OASIS, at carol.geyer@....


Chet Ensign

Chief Technical Community Steward


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Discount-free March Open Source events

Jane Harnad

Hi Everyone,

OASIS is supporting two open source events in March that I thought might be of interest. Dates, locations and links are noted below.
If interested in attending, please be sure to take advantage of our member discount. Happy to answer any questions. Thanks so much, Jane

FOSS Backstage
17-18 March
Hybrid / Berlin, Germany
*Discount voucher offered to members:  You can use the link or simply use the code OASIS15 in their ticket shop for a 15% discount.

29 March
*Free to attend. 


Jane Harnad

Manager of Events


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Open Standards Cup Finalists: Baseline and OCA

Carol Geyer

OASIS is pleased to announce that two Open Projects have been named as Finalists for the 2020 Open Standards Cup in the New Initiatives category.

The Baseline Protocol, part of the Ethereum OASIS Open Project, combines advances in cryptography, messaging, and blockchain to deliver secure and private business processes at low cost via the public Ethereum Mainnet.

The Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) supports an open source ecosystem where cybersecurity products can interoperate without one-off integrations by using commonly developed code, tooling, and standards.

This year's Cup winner will be announced at the virtual OASIS Open Awards Ceremony on 8 Dec 2020. Everyone is welcome to attend.  


Carol Geyer

Chief Development Officer


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Update: Open Cybersecurity Alliance Media Coverage

Cathy Morley Foster

Hello, All,

We hope everyone is staying safe and well in these times.

We have a news update about the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA). With RSA 2020 behind us, we continue to see additional coverage of our momentum announcement appearing in key media outlets. Here is the latest, including CSO Online, TechRepublic and eSecurity Planet.  We are sharing these, as well as previously reported coverage, with all OCA members, in case you have missed any of our updates. This is a great round-up of attention in security news. We thank everyone for being part of the OCA's success.

Please feel free to amplify across your social media and other channels as it fits with your plans, if you haven't already done so. We on the PR team continue to monitor for coverage, including lead Cassy Lalan, IBM; Craig Sirois, IBM; and their teams, and me. Let us know if you have any questions.

ZDNet Cybersecurity alliance launches first open source messaging framework for security tools
Politico Morning Cybersecurity (Newsletter) Speaking of Alliances
Tech Radar Open Cybersecurity Alliance debuts open source language to tackle fragmentation
Axios Codebook (Newsletter) The Open Cybersecurity Alliance has published the framework for a new language intended to allow better integration of competing security tools
SDxCentral AT&T, Raytheon, Armis Join Open Cybersecurity Alliance
Cyberwire Daily Briefing (Newsletter) AT&T, Raytheon, Armis Join Open Cybersecurity Alliance
Computer Weekly Open security group unveils common OpenDXL language
Enterprise Times Is OpenDXL Ontology, Tolkien’s One Ring for cybersecurity?
Analytics India Magazine OpenDXL Ontology: First Open Source Language to Connect Security Tools Launched
CRN India Open Cybersecurity Alliance unveils first open source language to connect security tools
Dark Reading Open Cybersecurity Alliance Releases New Language for Security Integration
The Asian Age Open Cybersecurity Alliance unveils open source language to connect security tools
Cloud Wedge First Open-Source Cybersecurity Language Released
IT Pro Portal Cybersecurity consortium launches framework to boost interoperability
Mash Viral Cybersecurity alliance launches first open source messaging framework for security tools
ELE Times Unveiling first open source language for security tools
Cell IT Open Cybersecurity Alliance Unveils First Open Source Language to Connect Security Tools
Tech Talk Thai Open Cybersecurity Alliance releases Messaging Framework 'OpenDXL' for connecting security devices
Computer Weekly "Microscope": McAfee stresses benefits of open approach to partners
Deccan Chronicle Open Cybersecurity Alliance releases Messaging Framework 'OpenDXL' for connecting security devices
BW CIO World Open Cybersecurity Alliance Releases New Language for Security Integration
Sepe Digital Insight Open Cybersecurity Alliance debuts open source language to tackle fragmentation
Acrosoft Solutions UK Open Cybersecurity Alliance debuts open source language to tackle fragmentation
New Paper 24 Tech News Open Cybersecurity Alliance Debuts Open Source Language To Tackle Fragmentation
Intelligence Community News Open Cybersecurity Alliance Releases New Language for Security Integration OpenDXL Ontology: a common language for security software
News Dio Open Cybersecurity Alliance presents open source language to address fragmentation
Iran Information Technology Center McAfee stresses benefits of open approach to partners
IT Home Open Cyber Security Alliance OCA launched by IBM and McAfee, releases common language framework for security products
AE Research Open security group launch a new language to connect security tools
Best Gaming Pro Open Cybersecurity Alliance debuts open source language to tackle fragmentation
eSecurity Planet: 20 Vendors Making News at RSA 2020
TechRepublic: Open Cybersecurity Alliance looks for new members and new projects at RSA
CSO Online: Open-source options offer increased SOC tool interoperability
Security Intelligence: Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) Advances Mission to Bring Interoperability Across Cybersecurity Products
Enterprise Times: NTT Ltd Expands Partnership with Palo Alto Networks
MSSP Alert: Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) News
Security Intelligence: The Past, Present and Future of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM): The Future: Innovating with Open and Interoperable Cybersecurity
Revista Cloud Computing: Desvelado el primer lenguaje de código abierto para conectar herramientas de seguridad
Enterprise Talk: Open Cybersecurity Alliance Launches First Open Source Framework
Security Intelligence: Creating AI without Bias
FCW: Data exchange and cybersecurity


Cathy Morley Foster
Public Relations
Open Cybersecurity Alliance

Cathy Morley Foster
Morley Foster Consulting
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Updates to the OASIS Open Project Rules approved by the Board of Directors

Chet Ensign

Participants in OASIS Technical Committees and Open Projects,

At its meeting on 06 March 2020, the OASIS Board of Directors approved a set of edits to the OASIS Open Project Rules (

The changes approved constitute clarifications of the text and do not affect the substance of the rules. You need not change how you are currently working.

Broadly, the changes:

- Clarify when an Entity Contributor License Agreement (ECLA) is required;

- Clarify that an entity may sponsor an Open Project without being required to appoint a representative to the Project Governing board and sign an ECLA;

- Clarify when notice must be given to an Open Project's participants before a required approval action can be taken; 

- Clarify that ECLAs are signed for specific Open Projects; and

- Add CC-0 to the list of Applicable Licenses.

The attached redlined file shows these changes in detail.

You can find the new rules posted on the OASIS Policies page ( The changes are effective immediately.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Best regards,  

Chet Ensign
Chief Technical Community Steward
OASIS: Advancing open source & open standards for the information society

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