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Subject: Re: ebXML commitment to SME

> Is there still a commitment by the ebXML
> initiative to help SMEs participate in global markets?

Good question... surely a rhetorical question though. Right?

Standards are made by the dominant software companies. 
Dominant software companies maximize their revenue.
That is all they do.

Individuals and SMEs have absolutely no coherent, unified
voice across markets. 

Dominant software companies do listen and serve their
dominant customers, and of course those are always the
global 500 companies.  Such companies are not stupid,
and are fully determined that *nobody* learn anything about
who their customers are, what they are buying, who
are their suppliers or what they sell or at what price!

.....subject to that limitation they'll love to automate with
everybody in bilateral connections.  the old fashioned way.

The only standards that really matter are common, global
ones that achieve simple, practical things across all markets
like being able to conduct a sale over a network. 

THOSE will never happen because they are opposed by
EVERY class of actor (software companies, dominant
corporations, telecom companies, governments, the churches,
universities, and everybody else.. )

OK bottom line if you want to know what's going to be
allowed for individuals and SMEs ask Intuit, they have
about 90% of the market, don't they?

Todd Boyle - Kirkland WA - 425-827-3107
AR/AP everywhere:  http://www.ledgerism.net/
Know your customer: http://refusenik.org

At 01:27 PM 5/23/2004, Zachary Alexander wrote:



I saw the OASIS and UN/CEFACT joint press release dated May 10, 2004. But, I did not see any statement of commitment to small and medium size enterprises. Is there still a commitment by the ebXML initiative to help small and medium size enterprises participate in the global market place? If not has another organization taken up the cause of helping the SME?


Zachary Alexander

The IT Investment Architect

ebTDesign LLC, (703) 283-4325

http://www.ebTDesign.com | http://www.semanticviewpoint.com | http://www.p2peconomy.com



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