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Subject: Re: xCBL and openness

Hi Stuart,

     If EDIFACT is 'thrown away' then one loses many man years of work and

     One may argue about the way EDIFACT did some things, but many of the
principles are excellent.

      I feel that many people are reluctant to start with EDIFACT because
they are unfamiliar with EDIFACT - new kids on the block syndrome ;-) and
they would have to do a lot of homework.

      If one starts from scratch one will have to go through all the same
thinking that EDIFACT required, and any new technology may ease the pain of
implementation etc. but the business specification process may not be any
less painful.

     Cheers, Phil

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart Campbell" <stuart.campbell@tieglobal.com>
To: "'ebXML Core'" <ebxml-core@lists.ebxml.org>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 6:43 PM
Subject: xCBL and openness

> (Response to Sue probert)
> Hi Sue
> I wonder if your xCBL comments are made about version 2.0 or version 3.0?
> ***Its true, really version 2.  Whilst is great there are more involved
> its on a non C1 specific website the bottom lines are:
> 'who makes the final decision on the changes to xCBL"
> If the answer is'C1/SAP' then this is a long way from being open
> and
> 'Is it reasonably (openly) possible for external companies to be part of
> team that decides the changes'.
> If the answer is no, then this is a long way from being open
> I think these points are the ones i would like answers to and would invite
> to be put on the exploder
> "offered this work to the ebXML follow-on group as a starting
> point if it proves to be of interest. Of course, this technical
> is already available openly but what both companies have also offered is
> some commitment to play a part in supporting the work i.e. to provide
> to the joint development team itself."
> xCBL should IMHO under no way be a 'starting point' - this should be
> or start from zero.  XCBL, like other inputs, should be welcomed to
> influence the starting point; so if this is what C1 is saying then thats
> great as well
> Cheers
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