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Subject: RE: ebXML Requirements Specifications Press Release


Rik,

If anyone takes the trouble to look at the document, on the 
first page it says it's a draft.  

Henry
--------------------------
At 02:27 PM 03/15/2000 -0600, Rik Drummond wrote:
>my point is are we representing this spec as a ebxml approved document?...
>which it is not... in the press release you were talking about..... Rik
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rachel Foerster [mailto:rachelf@ix.netcom.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 2:22 PM
>To: 'Rik Drummond'; '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
>
>
>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
>> interchange.
>> > Focusing on product interoperability, OASIS embraces the
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>> >
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>> >
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