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Subject: RE: FAQ document review minutes


Your observations are indeed correct.  I was trying to relate these 
functions to potential financial savings and perhaps engaged more in 
speculation than functionality.

Alan Kotok
Director, Education and Information Resources
Data Interchange Standards Association
+1 703-518-4174

At 08:54 PM 8/17/00 -0500, Rachel Foerster wrote:
>The critical function of the ebXML registry and repository is to facilitate
>identification of trading partner requirements and to link to other
>registries and repositories where critical information can be obtained. This
>capability is at the heart of enabling interoperability between disparate
>industry vocabularies.
>|-----Original Message-----
>|From: AlanKotok@cs.com [mailto:AlanKotok@cs.com]
>|Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2000 7:45 PM
>|To: wkammerer@foresightcorp.com; ebxml-awareness@lists.ebxml.org;
>|Subject: Re: FAQ document review minutes
>|William, et al.
>|Let me suggest some answers to your questions if I may ...
>|Why use XML?  XML provides a way of exchanging structured data
>|and processes
>|over the Web, and because of its extensible ability, it can handle an
>|unlimited vocabularies to address complex and yet undefined
>|business issues.
>|Moreover, it can use ubiquitous and inexpensive tools as well
>|as the large
>|installed base of connectivity with little extra investment.
>|How do registries and respositories help reduce costs? As far
>|as I can tell,
>|repositories will contain much of the ebXML functionality
>|which will make it
>|possible to reduce the functions imposed on end-user software,
>|and helps make
>|the shrink-wrapped solutions possible.
>|What is ebXML's competitive advantage? The main competitive
>|advantage of
>|ebXML IMHO, is the ability to exchange messages with
>|businesses outside your
>|own industry.  It helps open up all kinds of joint ventures
>|and partnerships
>|that would have been impeded by incompatible message formats.
>|Why should organizations join ebXML?  If you want to get your
>|requirements in
>|on the development of this specification, you have to be a player.
>|I agree with Rachel ... business-to-consumer is not out of
>|scope.  I believe
>|the requirements document includes exchanges with consumers.
>|Alan Kotok

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