> Thanks Ray. Can you provide any details on why SRU is going to OASIS
> rather than some other standards body like the W3C or the IETF?

W3C and IETF were vaguely interested in CQL [*], but not the higher 
level protocol(s) that (could) use it.  These two organisations tend to 
be a bit lower level, whereas OASIS works with the level of standard one 
up, where we think that SRU fits in more naturally.  For example, OASIS 
has the Open Document Format and WS-BPEL which build on the sorts of 
lower level standard defined by W3C.

* To my understanding.  I had some conversation about CQL with the IETF 
folks, but Ray (?) dealt with W3C folks more than I.