Re: Submitting the Quality Management Open Project Specification for public review

Andrii Berezovskyi

Thanks a lot, Chet!

I want to make sure I got this right, so let me make some comments and please correct me if I got this wrong in any way:

1) We are not submitting a spec for public review. Instead, OP maintainers are preparing to ask the PGB to approve a Project Specification Draft 04 (we will skip PSDs 1 to 3 for Core to avoid any confusion with the CSPRDs 1 to 3 published by the Core TC, I don't know how many CSPRDs were published by the Domains TC for the QM spec). The only approval required for this is from PGB, with 14 days notice. No approval from OASIS administrator is needed:, §13.3 (not sure what does the term Designated Branch refers to).

2) We do not have to use OASIS infrastructure to publish a PSD or to produce PDFs. We are planning to make a PR with the changes to the document revision, status and links and tag it on Github with a tag 'psd-04', for example.

3) I suggest to have all comments on the PSDs to be submitted as Github issues.

4) The specification will not be provided under the Apache 2.0 license. Apache license is best suited for the source code. The text of the spec will be CC BY 4.0 licensed (Attribution 4.0 International). Vocabulary and OSLC Shape machine-readable documents will be provided under the Apache 2.0 license. Did I miss something?

Also, we had some discussion in the OP call regarding the naming of the specs and publishing of the PDFs. Chet, we are still working it out but I would appreaciate if you follow/participate in


From: Chet Ensign <chet.ensign@...>

Sent: 26 June 2019 23:51
To: Jim Amsden
Cc: Andrii Berezovskyi
Subject: Re: Submitting the Quality Management Open Project Specification for public review
Jim, Andrew, I'm spending the afternoon catching up on all this. Apologies for falling behind... 

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM Jim Amsden <jamsden@...> wrote:

1. Make sure the oslc-op@... mailing list is working so that we can collaborate appropriately.
Yes and that's done.  

2. Finalize the text for the Status section of the Open Project in ReSpec. I suggest the following content:
Yes, this section looks good.  

This document was last revised or approved by the OASIS OSLC Open Projecton the above date. The level of approval is also listed above. Check the “Latest version” location noted above for possible later revisions of this document.

Comments on this specification can be sent to the OSLC Open Project’s public comment list oslc-op@..., after subscribing to it by following the instructions in “Contributing” at
That sounds right. I'll look at the text in CONTRIB now and may make a suggestion via pull request.  

This specification is being provided under the Apache 2.0 License and Attribution 4.0 International.
Suggest linking these to the licenses. Apache 2.0 - - CC-BY 4.0 -
Note that any machine-readable content (Computer Language Definitions) declared Normative for this Work Product is provided in separate plain text files. In the event of a discrepancy between any such plain text file and display content in the Work Product's prose narrative document(s), the content in the separate plain text file prevails.

3. The does not describe the process for subscribing to the oslc-op mailing list - assuming that's what will be used for public review comments, and does not yet describe the feedback licensing terms. Is there a link we should include in the Status section that describes the feedback process and licensing implications? Something similar to for open projects?
Not yet. Let me sort that out.  

4. The content of the Notices section needs to be finalized. Here's what we currently have

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5. Determine a process for publishing open project specifications on OASIS
  • Determine the URL pattern for the published specifications
Yes. Still TBD. 
  • Publish rendered specifications to OASIS
I'm not sure what you mean by 'publish' here. Hand them off to us to load and announce? 
I'm not sure of the import of this either. Are the resource shapes something different from the QM Spec?  

Anything else?

Jim Amsden, Senior Technical Staff Member
ELM Quality Manager


Chet Ensign
Chief Technical Community Steward
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