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Subject: Re: UDDI initiative led by Microsoft and IBM

the obvious question that this raises is - why not say so publicly?

many of us are trying to explain and promote ebXML in our regions and this kind
of announcement (or at least the spin taken by the article) does not strengthen
the cause.

i would appreciate some points i can use to explain this to the markets here in

Robert S Sutor/Watson/IBM wrote:

> Since the formal announcement is tomorrow, I have not made any comments
> because of NDAs. I will brief the Steering Committee at tomorrow's call. In
> the
> meanwhile, let me just say that I think that this technology will allow a
> significant
> opportunity for people to use ebXML technology to actually do business with
> their trading partners.
> Bob
> ..........................................................
> Bob Sutor
> Program Director, XML Technology
> Office 716-243-2445 / IBM Tieline 320-9138
> Fax 716-243-1778 / Cellular 716-317-6899
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> sutor@us.ibm.com  -  http://www.ibm.com/xml
> "Glushko, Bob" <Bob.glushko@commerceone.com> on 09/05/2000 11:40:57 AM
> To:   ebxml-stc <ebxml-stc@lists.ebxml.org>,
>       ebxml-awareness@lists.ebxml.org
> cc:
> Subject:  UDDI initiative led by Microsoft and IBM
> If you didn't see this article in today's NY Times about the UDDI
> initiative
> then you might be surprised by it. It seems that IBM and Microsoft have
> been
> working together to build an ecommerce registry for business and service
> descriptions called the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration
> project.  A few days ago they revealed their imminent annoucement and
> invited Commerce One, Sun, and a few other leading ecommerce players to
> join
> them.  Since Commerce One has always been a proponent of open standards, we
> were at first highly disappointed, especially by IBM's presence in the
> initiative since they have been so active in ebXML, but decided that we
> should go along in the hope that our presence can help ensure that this
> effort proceeds in as open a way as possible since we all agree that we
> need
> the kind of facility that UDDI describes. It appears that Sun made the same
> choice, and is also listed as an endorser in this article.
> It is clear from the story here, however, that neither Microsoft nor IBM
> revealed this effort to ebxml because it isn't mentioned at all. Note that
> the eco framework project from Commercenet, which has made some significant
> intellectual contributions to the ebxml work in the BP area, is mentioned,
> but somewhat negatively as having lost momentum and in doing so opening the
> door for this Microsoft/IBM alliance.
> In any case, the overlap with ebxml's goals is significant, and we need to
> determine how we can position our efforts now that this announcement will
> come out with details on Wednesday (and the inevitable marketing juggernaut
> from Microsoft and IBM that will probably follow).
> bob glushko

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