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Subject: Re: agenda issues for TechArch ConfCall

Perhaps a couple of points for discussion on the call:

I was under the impression that a goal of the ebxml work was to target SMEs, but I 
didn't see that explicitly referenced in the material duane sent out. Should it be?

Also, I'm unclear as to why there should be two APIs, one for machines and one for 
humans. It seems to me that there should only be one API. If somebody wants to 
write a human gui for the API, they are welcome to do it, but its only one API.

The system represented in the slides seems to me to require a large technical 
infrastructure on the part of those using it to do all of this template mapping. 
This seems to me to be inimical to the goal of targeting it for SMEs.

>From the material, it seems like there is only one reg-rep. This seems to me to be 
impractical because it would have to be one big honking reg-rep. Rather it would 
seem to me that there should be multiple reg-reps each of which is specialized on 
grouping similar things. So, for example, if you were interested in financial 
services, you would look into a finance reg-rep to find business that offer 
financial services. If you want shoes, that would be in a different reg-rep. That's 
not to say that one reg-rep doesn't utilize another one. So, for example, let say 
you've decided you want to buy shoes from somebody, you might then use the finance 
reg-rep to find mutually satisfactory financial services for you to conclude the 
transaction. Its up to each business to register themselves and their services in 
the appropriate repository. So any business that offers OFX payment services would 
register themselves in the finance reg-rep. If both parties to the shoe transaction 
can use OFX, then they can use the finance reg-rep to confirm it. This approach 
also reduced the required technical infrastructure require by the business since it 
moves the bulk of the templates to the reg-reps where the businesses register 
themselves. Consequently, its much more palatable to the SMEs who do not have the 
resources to do all of that themselves.



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>Fellow Architects
>As there seems to be a general impatience to wait for the SC conference
>call, lets go wild and crazy and have an TechArch conference call anyway. I
>will be in London for the full next week so I would like to propose Monday
>the 6th March at 6 pm GMT. If there is an urgent need for having the call
>already next week, I will investigate if they have phones in the UK, but I
>think we also like a few days to review the latest inputs.
>In the meantime I will start preparing the agenda and I appreciate any
>Kind regards
>Anders Grangard
>Ingénieur - Consultant en Commerce électronique
>Tel: +33 (0)1 42 91 57 93

Peter Kacandes

Application Planning, Architecture & Strategy	phone number: 	X36529
WWOPS IT/Supply Chain Management		email:	peter.kacandes@ebay

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