Change Management 1.0 Specification
This family of documents defines the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration Change Management specification, also known as OSLC-CM. These documents collectively define the OSLC-CM 1.0 specification, which is part of the OSLC group of specifications.
This specification supports key REST APIs for software Change Management systems such as defect tracking systems. OSLC-CM 1.0 takes a lightweight, loosely coupled approach to integration. It allows other tools in the software lifecycle (such as requirements and quality management tools) to easily create, find, and retrieve records in a CM system through RESTful APIs. In addition to defining minimal JSon and XML formats for change requests, it defines techniques for delegating responsibility for creation and selection dialogs back to the CM system. This allows tools that to remain decoupled from the details of the CM system's underlying schemas, required attributes, and other process rules while still allowing their users to create and find change requests through delegated creation and selection dialogs. Finally, it defines simple URL-encoded syntaxes for querying the CM system and specifying sub-resources (CM resources that include only portion of the available data).
OSLC-CM 1.0 does not specify any techniques for obtaining the schemas, record types, or required attributes of the CM system. This was deferred to the OSLC-CM 2.0 effort to enable progress on the lighter-weight APIs and to enable OSLC-CM working group members to deliver products supporting the loosely-coupled, delegated style of integration on a relatively short timeline.
These documents have been created by the OSLC-CM 1.0 Specification Working Group as part of the Open Services for LIfecycle Collaboration initiative. The goals of that initiative are describe on the OSLC About Page
Specification Working Group
Authors of the OSLC-CM 1.0 Specification:
In addition, the OSLC-CM 1.0 working group defined the OSLC Service Provider Catalog
specification, part of the OSLC Common Services family of specifications.
These non-normative documents do not form part of the specification, but document the use cases, design decisions, and over rationale that led to the OSLC-CM 1.0 spec. In any discrepancy between what is described in these documents and the actual specifications, the specification prevails.
Intellectual Property Covenant
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