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Subject: RE: ebXML Requirements Specifications Press Release


Rik,

I don't know the answer....why not read the proposed spec to determine this
for yourself....else ask Mike Rawlins.

Rachel

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ebxml-core@lists.oasis-open.org
> [mailto:owner-ebxml-core@lists.oasis-open.org]On Behalf Of
> Rik Drummond
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 12:36 PM
> To: rachelf@ix.netcom.com; ebXML Listserv (E-mail); ebXML Marketing
> Awareness Education (E-mail); ebXML Requirements (E-mail); ebXML
> Architecture (E-mail); ebXML Business Process (E-mail); ebXML Core
> Components (E-mail); ebXML Repository (E-mail); ebXML
> Transport (E-mail)
> Subject: RE: ebXML Requirements Specifications Press Release
>
>
> is it clear in the spec these are NOT the ebxml
> requirements... yet?... they
> are proposed, under review requirements..... best regards, rik
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rachel Foerster [mailto:rachelf@ix.netcom.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 11:28 AM
> To: ebXML Listserv (E-mail); ebXML Marketing Awareness Education
> (E-mail); ebXML Requirements (E-mail); ebXML Architecture (E-mail);
> ebXML Business Process (E-mail); ebXML Core Components (E-mail); ebXML
> Repository (E-mail); ebXML Transport (E-mail)
> Subject: ebXML Requirements Specifications Press Release
>
>
> This release is going out on the Business Wire today. It will
> also be posted
> on the ebXML, OASIS and XML.org sites and sent to Robin Cover.
> >
> > ebXML Initiative Releases First Technical Specifications for
> > Public Comment
> >
> > USA, March 2000--The first ebXML Initiative Technical
> > Specifications has
> > been released for public comment. The ebXML Requirements
> > Specification is
> > available for download from the ebXML web site at
> > http://www.ebxml.org.
> >
> > This ebXML Requirements Specification represents the work
> of the ebXML
> > Requirements Project Team. It defines ebXML and the ebXML effort,
> > articulates overall business requirements for ebXML, and
> > defines specific
> > technical infrastructure requirements that will be addressed
> > by the various
> > ebXML Project Teams in preparing their deliverables. The
> > document includes
> > general guiding principles for the development of other ebXML
> > Technical
> > Specifications. Major requirements identified in the
> > specification include:
> >
> > ∑	general Business Requirements which relate to the need
> > for a single
> > consistent approach to use XML;
> > ∑	the need to support both vertical and horizontal
> > solutions regardless of
> > the userís level of sophistication;
> > ∑	the need to support a range of basic, low cost
> > solutions for Small or
> > Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as complex solutions
> > appropriate to large
> > enterprises;
> > ∑	a general specification for developing XML-based schematas;
> > ∑	the need for globalized solutions that will accommodate
> > national and
> > international process requirements;
> > ∑	completely open accessibility, enabled by a registry
> > and repository;
> > ∑	the need for an architecture that will ensure and maximize
> > interoperability by supporting common business process,
> > common semantics, a
> > common vocabulary and common character encoding;
> > ∑	consistent transport, routing and packaging
> > methodologies to ensure secure
> > sending and receiving of messages over the Internet; and
> > ∑	digital signature and other security related capabilities.
> >
> > The specification is available for the full ebXML Work Group and all
> > interested parties in the general public. Comments should be
> > emailed as
> > plain text in the body of the mail message or as an
> attachment to Mike
> > Rawlins, ebXML Requirements Project Team Leader at
> > rawlins@metronet.com or
> > Mark Crawford, ebXML Requirements Project Team Editor at
> > mcrawfor@mail.lmi.org. The review period closes 27 March 2000. The
> > specification will undergo a second cycle of revision and
> > review prior to
> > the expected final approval at the May ebXML meeting in Brussels.
> >
> > The ebXML vision is to create a single global XML framework
> > solution. It is
> > a joint effort of the United Nation/CEFACT organization and OASIS.
> > Participants represent 14 countries, 83 companies, government
> > agencies and
> > several national and international standards organizations.
> > More than 500
> > people around the world participate via Internet mailing lists.
> >
> > Following the public comment period, the final Requirements
> > Specifications
> > will be approved by the full ebXML Plenary during its meeting
> > in Brussels
> > 8-12 May 2000. Full details about the ebXML Initiative, its
> > project teams
> > and meetings is at http://www.ebxml.org. Technical
> > Specifications will be
> > available for download from the ebXML web site as they are released.
> >
> > About ebXML
> > ebXML (www.ebXML.org) is an International Initiative established by
> > UN/CEFACT and OASIS in late 1999 with a mandate to undertake
> > a 15-18 month
> > program of work to research and identify the technical basis
> > upon which the
> > global implementation of XML (Extensible Markup Language) can be
> > standardized. The goal is to provide an open technical
> > specification to
> > enable XML to be utilized in a consistent and uniform manner for the
> > exchange of electronic business data in application-to-application,
> > application-to-person and person-to-application environments.
> >
> > About UN/CEFACT
> > UN/CEFACT (www.uncefact.org) is the United Nations body whose
> > mandate covers
> > worldwide policy and technical development in the area of
> > trade facilitation
> > and electronic business. Headquartered in Geneva, it has
> developed and
> > promoted many tools for the facilitation of global business
> processes
> > including UN/EDIFACT, the international EDI standard. Its
> current work
> > programme includes such topics as Simpl-edi and Object
> > Oriented EDI and it
> > strongly supports the development and implementation of open,
> > interoperable
> > global standards and specifications for electronic business.
> >
> > About OASIS
> > OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org) is a non-profit,
> > international consortium
> > dedicated solely to product-independent data and content
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> >
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