OASIS, the international e-business standards consortium, today announced that its members have approved Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. WSDM continues to enable management applications to be built using Web services, allowing resources to be controlled by many managers through a single interface. WSDM 1.1 integrates the standard versions of its dependent specifications: W3C's WS-Addressing and OASIS' WS-Resource Framework and WS-Notification.

"WSDM 1.1 now provides a management stack that is completely standards-based. WSDM serves as the starting point for using Web services to solve the management integration challenge," said Heather Kreger of IBM, chair of the OASIS WSDM Technical Committee. "It addresses two primary functions - how to use Web services to perform management tasks and how to manage the Web services themselves."

WSDM consists of two specifications, Management Using Web Services (MUWS) and Management Of Web Services (MOWS). MUWS defines how to represent and access the manageability interfaces of resources as Web services. It describes a basic set of manageability capabilities, such as resource identity, metrics, configuration, and relationships, which can be composed to express the capability of the management instrumentation. MOWS defines how to manage Web services as resources and how to describe and access that manageability using MUWS.

Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS, stated, "WSDM provides a much-needed method for enabling manageable Web services applications to interoperate across enterprise and organizational boundaries." He congratulated OASIS WSDM Technical Committee members for their commitment to collaborating on this solution.

Participation in the OASIS WSDM Technical Committee remains open to all; suppliers, end users and system integrators are invited to join OASIS to advance the continued development and adoption of WSDM. OASIS hosts an open mail list for public comment and the wsdm-dev mailing list for exchanging information on implementing the standard.

Additional information:

OASIS WSDM Technical Committee: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/wsdm

WSDM FAQ: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/wsdm/faq.php

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