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Re: Standards, then mergers


First come standards -- then come mergers. I think there are a lot of good
boys and gals who don't want to have to compete for their jobs during the
shake out. Just look at the aversion the US's NPO sector (1.8 million orgs

strong) has to developing/adopting any kind of meaningful colloboration 
enabling standards...

Ed Dodds
---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 12:09:33 -0400
>From: Matthew MacKenzie <mattm@adobe.com>  
>Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: [xml-dev] Edi complexity, does ebxml really reduce

>To: Chiusano Joseph <chiusano_joseph@bah.com>
>Cc: "ebxml-dev@lists.ebxml.org" <ebxml-dev@lists.ebxml.org>
>Standardized infrastructure that draws on the experience and knowledge 
>of hundred of professional computer science and business operations 
>people is ebXML.
>Locally defined infrastructure defined by a small team of individuals 
>with the only common point of the architecture being a file format is 
>Its an aging argument that "we can do it with EDI", or "why not just 
>design our own".  An evolution has to take place in the way we do 
>business, and the only way to clear the path for true business 
>innovation is to agree on a lingua franca for how we integrate our 
>Matthew MacKenzie
>Sr. Architect
>Adobe Systems

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