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Subject: Re: [ebxml-dev] freebXML Website Launched to Host 'free' ebXMLDevelopment Projects

Thank you for this useful link. It is heartening to hear
that there are some good ebxml initiatives within Asia. I
will be taking a more closer look when I have time sometime
this week.


>From: Thomas Lee <ytlee@cecid.hku.hk>
>To: ebxml-dev@lists.ebxml.org
>CC: cwtai@cecid.hku.hk
>Subject: [ebxml-dev] freebXML Website Launched to Host 'free' ebXML 
>Development Projects
>Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2002 12:56:59 +0800
>freebXML Website Launched to Host 'free' ebXML Development Projects
>Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China - September 13, 2002 - The Steering 
>Committee of freebXML is pleased to announce today the launch of a new 
>initiative that aims to foster the development and adoption of ebXML and 
>related technologies. Pronounced as "Free b X M L" freebXML is an 
>international effort comprising of founding members from technology firms, 
>government organizations, standardization bodies, and academic 
>institutions. Representatives include Cyclone Commerce (USA), Kasetsart 
>University (Thailand), Korea Institute for Electronic Commerce (Korea), 
>Sterling Commerce (USA), Sun Microsystems (USA), Sybase (USA), XML Global 
>(Canada), and the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China). 
>www.freebXML.org is sponsored and hosted by the Center for E-Commerce 
>Infrastructure Development (CECID) and Department of Computer Science & 
>Information Systems of HKU.
>The mission of freebXML is to provide a centralized Website (URL: 
>http://www.freebxml.org) for ebXML users and developers from around the 
>world to access and share 'free' ebXML code and applications. Users and 
>developers can also exchange their ebXML development and deployment 
>experience at www.freebXML.org.
>Some features of www.freebxml.org include 'open source' projects for 
>download, deployment or use cases of ebXML technology, a list of ebXML 
>vendor products, latest news on freebXML, and discussion forums for 
>developers and users. Access to www.freebxml.org is free of charge and open 
>to all individuals and organizations interested in ebXML; no memberships 
>are required.
>Initially, two 'open-source' projects are available for download: Hermes 
>and ebxmlrr. Hermes is a Message Service Handler (MSH) implementation of 
>OASIS' ebXML Message Service V2 Standard. ebxmlrr is an implementation of 
>the ebXML Registry/Repository V2 Standard. Donated to the ebXML development 
>community by CECID, Hermes is released under the Academic Free 
>License.ebxmlrr, hosted at Source Forge, is an international collaboration 
>with developers from around the world based on the initial code donation by 
>Sun Microsystems Inc. The ebxmlrr project is released under an Apache style 
>open source license that permits royalty free use of the source and 
>freebXML.org Founding and Steering Committee Members:
>The Steering Committee of freebXML provides guidance on technical and 
>promotional direction for the freebXML initiative. Members include 
>technical leaders from international technology firms, government 
>organizations, standardization bodies and academic institutions.
>David Cheung, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development, The 
>University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
>Steering Committee Members:
>Suresh Damodaran, Sterling Commerce, USA
>Jasmine Jang, Korea Institute for Electronic Commerce, Korea
>Somnuk Keretho, Kasetsart University, Thailand
>Francis Lau, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
>Thomas Lee, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development, Hong Kong, 
>Matthew Mackenzie, XML Global, Canada
>Dale Moberg, Cyclone Commerce, USA
>Himagiri (Hima) Mukkamala, Sybase, USA
>Farrukh Najmi, Sun Microsystems, USA
>Nikola Stojanovic, Individual Member, USA
>About CECID (http://www.cecid.hku.hk):
>Established in January 2002, the Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure 
>Development (CECID) at the University of Hong Kong conducts e-commerce 
>research and development with the vision of helping Hong Kong increase its 
>competitiveness in the international arena. CECID has the missions to 
>develop e-commerce enabling technologies, to join important international 
>e-commerce initiatives, to support e-commerce standardization for Hong Kong 
>and the Asia Pacific Region, and to transfer e-commerce technology and 
>skills to the community. As an OASIS member, CECID is participating in the 
>standardization projects, such as ebXML and Universal Business Language 
>(UBL). CECID also collaborates with a number of lead technology users in 
>the Asia Pacific Region on the application of advanced e-commerce 
>About ebXML (http://www.ebxml.org):
>The mission of ebXML is to provide an open XML-based infrastructure 
>enabling the global use of electronic business information in an 
>interoperable, secure and consistent manner by all parties. ebXML 
>(Electronic Business using Extensible Markup Language), sponsored by 
>UN/CEFACT and OASIS, is a modular suite of specifications that enables 
>enterprises of any size and in any geographical location to conduct 
>business over the Internet. Using ebXML, companies now have a standard 
>method to exchange business messages, conduct trading relationships, 
>communicate data in common terms and define and register business 
>About OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org):
>OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information 
>Standards) is a not-for-profit, global consortium that drives the 
>development, convergence and adoption of e-business standards. Members 
>themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight, open 
>process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite 
>disparate efforts. OASIS produces worldwide standards for security, Web 
>services, XML conformance, business transactions, electronic publishing, 
>topic maps and interoperability within and between marketplaces.
>About Sun Microsystems (http://www.sun.com ):
>Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- The Network Is The 
>ComputerTM -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), to its 
>position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software 
>and services that power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to 
>dot-com their businesses. With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be 
>found in more than 170 countries.
>PR Contacts for Press and Analysts:
>Dorris Tai (cwtai@cecid.hku.hk)
>Business Manager
>Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID)
>Dept. of Computer Science & Information Systems
>The University of Hong Kong
>Tel: +852 2859 2818
>Fax: +852 2547 4611
>URL: http://www.cecid.hku.hk
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