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April 28, 2015

OVAL Board holds Q2 2015 Call

The OVAL Board held a teleconference meeting on April 13, 2015. Discussion topics included status updates on the OVAL Language and OVAL Repository; additional changes requested for the OVAL 5.11.1 Language release; ongoing efforts by the Security Automation and Continuous Monitoring (SACM) working group; news on a whitepaper mapping OVAL to the SACM Information Model; and the overall transition status. Read the meeting minutes.

ToolsWatch Makes Declaration to Adopt OVAL

ToolsWatch declared that its correlated vulnerability database product, vFeed API and Vulnerability Database Community, incorporates OVAL. For additional information about this and other products using OVAL, visit the OVAL Adoption Program section.

ScriptRock Makes Declaration to Adopt OVAL

ScriptRock declared that its OVAL Definition Evaluator product, Universal System Scanner, incorporates OVAL. For additional information about this and other products using OVAL, visit the OVAL Adoption Program section.

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April 22, 2015

OVAL Repository Announces Top Contributors Awards for Q1-2015

ALTX-SOFT, Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., and SecPod Technologies received the "OVAL Repository Top Contributors Awards" for Q1-2015. The awards serve as public recognition of an organization's support of the OVAL Repository and as an incentive to others to contribute.

Refer to the OVAL Repository Top Contributors Awards Program page for more information and a list of past recipients.

Version 5.11.1 of OVAL Now Available

Version 5.11.1 fixes three critical bugs in the Core schemas and addresses multiple platform Schematron issues affecting the Core. The generator schema_version element received improved documentation and the introduction of a "platform" attribute. The NotesType reverts a backwards incompatibility introduced in OVAL Version 5.11. The GlobToRegex OVAL Function received improvements and corrections to the existing documentation. New to Version 5.11.1 is an optional check_existence attribute for OVAL State entities, and the "debian_evr_string" simple datatype.

Several platforms were updated in conjunction with this release. Please review the change log wiki for a full list of updates.

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March 27, 2015

OVAL Board holds 5th Transition Follow Up Call

The OVAL Board held a teleconference meeting on March 9, 2015. Discussion topics included a follow-up to funding options and required tasks to maintain OVAL under a new moderator. Read the meeting minutes.

OVAL Board holds 4th Transition Follow Up Call

The OVAL Board held a teleconference meeting on March 2, 2015. Discussion topics included possible funding options for a new moderator, and determining the necessity of maintaining the OVAL Interpreter reference implementation. Read the meeting minutes.

OVAL Board holds 3rd Transition Follow Up Call

The OVAL Board held a teleconference meeting on February 16, 2015. Discussion topics included a review of the moderator responsibilities that a new owner would be able to continue, and a revision to the separate versioning policy. Read the meeting minutes.

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February 13, 2015

OVAL Board holds 2nd Transition Follow Up Call

The OVAL Board held a teleconference meeting on February 2, 2015. Discussion topics included a second review of the remaining transition tasks, and the feasibility of a new or existing organization becoming the OVAL moderator. Read the meeting minutes.

OVAL Board holds Transition Follow Up Call

The OVAL Board held a teleconference meeting on January 26, 2015. Discussion topics included a brief review of the remaining transition tasks, and a comparison of governance models under consideration for the OVAL Language. Read the meeting minutes.

OVAL Board holds Q1 2015 Call

The OVAL Board held a teleconference meeting on January 12, 2015. Discussion topics included status updates on the OVAL Language, OVAL Repository, and OVAL Interpreter; defects with the OVAL 5.11 Language release; ongoing efforts by the Security Automation and Continuous Monitoring (SACM) working group; and a listing of further transition tasks. Read the meeting minutes.

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January 7, 2015

OVAL Repository Announces Top Contributors Awards for Q4-2014

ALTX-SOFT, Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P., and SecPod Technologies received the "OVAL Repository Top Contributors Awards" for Q4-2014. The awards serve as public recognition of an organization's support of the OVAL Repository and as an incentive to others to contribute.

Refer to the OVAL Repository Top Contributors Awards Program page for more information and a list of past recipients.

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