OASIS DCML Member Section FAQ
Q. Why did the DCML Organization join OASIS?
A. OASIS was the best choice for DCML because:
OASIS is internationally renowned, and has a strong track record in establishing standards, especially in software related areas.
OASIS has a similar philosophy on how standards should be developed - they solicit much of their input from members and follow a very open process. They also adopt a fast track process for standards creation. End-users and members all have an opportunity to provide input on early versions of a spec. This is a key component to ensuring the broadest adoption of DCML as a standard.
OASIS has a strong member base including larger players that have expressed interest in DCML and have been waiting for DCML to be contributed to an existing standards body. By joining OASIS we believe many of these companies will participate in DCML (e.g. HP, Sun)
Q. Who leads the OASIS DCML Member Section?
A. The DCML Member Section is led by a Steering Committee which reports to the OASIS Board of Directors. Initially, the Member Section Steering Committee consists of former members of the DCML Organization's Board of Directors, but open elections for the Steering Committee will be held in the future, and participation is welcomed.
Q. Will the large systems management, hardware and software vendors back DCML now that it is part of an existing standards org?
A. With the transition to OASIS, we expect that several of the large systems management, hardware and software companies will support DCML now that it is part of an established standards body. Most of these companies are already members of OASIS, and several have expressed interest in contributing to DCML once it is part of an existing standards body.
Q. What is the relationship between the OASIS DCML Member Section and other standards bodies?
A. The OASIS DCML Member Section intends to form liaison relationships with other standards bodies that share a similar vision for utility computing. DCML is unique in scope because it was designed to work with, not instead of, other standards to provide a unified view of the data center.
Q. Where can I find out more info on DCML?
A. See the OASIS DCML Technical Committees FAQ.