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Subject: RE: Just what is a Core Component? Or, when is stealing wrong?
William et al This sentence crept onto the xCBL.org web-site's future section during a very recent update. It is indeed incorrect and was posted by genuine mistake. We are obviously very much dismayed that this should have happened and this is being corrected asap. We can only apologise all round for this error and particularly that this was not spotted during proof reading before publication. Sue Sue Probert Director, Document Engineering Commerce One Tel: +44 1332 342080 www.commerceone.com -----Original Message----- From: William J. Kammerer [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 24 April 2001 17:50 To: ebXML Core Subject: RE: Just what is a Core Component? Or, when is stealing wrong? Mary Kay Blantz does "...not think that either of us should comment publicly on the xCBL issue." But the cat is already out of the bag. As Stuart Campbell helpfully pointed out on Thursday, the xCBL web site notes, at http://www.xcbl.org/about.html, "It was recently announced that xCBL will be used as a foundation for the official XML encoding of ebXML" Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty. This sounds powerfully like a decision has been made [adopting xCBL in lieu of continuing Core Components development] - and certainly not in an open, consensus based standards process. Of course, I don't believe everything I read on the Internet, though Commerce One has had ample time since Thursday to remove the item if it were untrue or premature. In any event, calls to table discussion can be constructive predictors of ebXML's direction, as I noted a fortnight ago in Re: Representation Types Alternatives - Or Should Discussion be Tabled?, at http://lists.ebxml.org/archives/ebxml-core/200104/msg00118.html re: UDDI and SOAP. My predictions for UDDI are coming to pass, as proven by recent activity on the ebXML Registry-Repository mailing list. Will we suddenly be surprised in Vienna, presented with a fait accompli on xCBL that the general plenary must ratify? Mary Kay did concernedly inquire of me: "...are you as disgusted and angry as you appear to be?" I can assure her that I am neither, contra Stuart. William J. Kammerer FORESIGHT Corp. 4950 Blazer Pkwy. Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305 +1 614 791-1600 Visit FORESIGHT Corp. at http://www.foresightcorp.com/ "accelerating time-to-trade" ------------------------------------------------------------------ To unsubscribe from this elist send a message with the single word "unsubscribe" in the body to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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