Tom Glover, chairman of the Web Services Interoperability Organization ("WS-I") has announced the availability of the WS-I Basic Profile Working Draft. The WS-I Basic Profile Working Group has made this working draft public in order to solicit feedback from the Web services community, with the goal of releasing a final version in early 2003. The Basic Profile consists of implementation guidelines recommending how a set of core Web services specifications (SOAP 1.1, WSDL 1.1, UDDI 2.0, XML 1.0 and XML Schema) should be used together to develop interoperable Web services. The following Web services component technologies lie within the scope of the Basic Profile: Messaging--the exchange of Web service protocol elements, usually over a network; Description--the enumeration of the messages associated with a Web service, along with implementation details; Discovery--metadata that enables the advertisement of a Web service's capabilities; and Security--mechanisms that provide integrity, privacy, authentication and authorization. WS-I is requesting public comment on the Basic Profile Working Draft from all interested parties to ensure quality and broad applicability. Feedback should be directed to email@example.com. The final version of the Basic Profile is expected to be released early next year. In addition to the Basic Profile, WS-I is also producing the following deliverables. Early versions of some of these deliverables are expected to be available by the end of the year.