Date: June 1, 2015

Purpose: Company Review Announcement

Author: Martin Kirk, The Open Group Enterprise Management Forum Director

Audience: Open Group Members


Dear Open Group Members,

I hereby announce the Company Review of the following Open Group Standard with The Open Group Enterprise Management Forum as sponsor of the review:

Systems Management: Common Manageability Programming Interface (CMPI) Issue 2 Version 1 Technical Standard



The purpose of this standard is to define an ISO C-based programming interface to be used by management servers and their resource-specific extensions. It is targeted at use with WBEM-based management servers and also with management servers based on other concepts (e.g., Resource Management and Control (RMC) of the IBM AIX operating system).

The review will commence on June 15, 2015 and end on July 6, 2015.


The (commenting but not balloting) review group will be The Open Group


The Open Group Enterprise Management Forum, plus other forums, work groups and interested parties from The Open Group membership.

The recommendation formulating change request review group will be The Open Group Enterprise Management Forum.

The balloting group consists of the members of The Open Group Enterprise Management Forum.

I hereby assert that this submission satisfies the Standards Adoption Criteria.

Ballot resolution will be against the proposed resolutions put forward by the sponsor.


For the benefit of those unfamiliar with The Open Group Standards Process Company Review, it is a formal process by which a document is approved for publication by The Open Group. You are invited to review and submit proposed changes ("Change Requests - CR") that would make the document acceptable to you. A formal ballot then decides which changes are accepted.


For more information on The Open Group Standards Process see:


How to Participate



A PDF version of the standard is located at:


The PDF version is for your reference during the Company Review. Comments should be submitted using the online review system.

The review version is available at:


The timetable for this review is as follows:

6/1/15 - Announce Company Review

6/1/15 - Review materials posted

6/15/15 - Review Opens

7/6/15 - Review Closes

7/7/15-7/10/15 -Convene teleconferences to propose resolutions

7/13/15 - Ballot Opens

7/20/14 - Ballot Closes

7/23/15 - Sanity Review opens

7/30/15 - Sanity Review closes

7/31/15- Forward to Governing Board for Approval

8/3/15- Executive Management Team Approval

PROCEDURE for Resolving CRs submitted during Company Review:


All requests for modifications must be the subject of formal change requests. They should be submitted via the web interface described above.


Immediately after being received from the sponsor, proposals recommending how each submitted change should be handled shall be circulated to the review group, together with a ballot table.


ALL members entitled to vote shall vote by electronic mail via the ballot group alias on EVERY submitted proposal within the agreed period. The ballot results shall be circulated immediately after the end of the ballot period.


Further discussion of the unresolved change requests during an agreed period may occur for an agreed limited period to seek a clear majority decision.


Eventually, only changes that achieve 75% approval will be accepted.



6. The sponsor will announce the outcome of the vote.


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