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Courtesy of Jon Bosak http://www.etienglish.com/news/detail_top.html?id=200305200009&art_grad=9 ================================================================== Govt to Set Up ebXML-RosettaNet Link By Kim Joon-bae Tuesday, May 20, 2003 Two next-generation international e-commerce standards, 'ebXML' and 'RosettaNet,' will soon become interoperable, allowing the nation to take a leading role in linking the two mainstay standards on the global level. The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy said on May 18 that it would make concerted efforts with the Korea Institute for Electronic Commerce, an organization leading ebXML development, and RosettaNet Korea to develop an adapter used to link the two standards. The decision came after a meeting organized by RosettaNet Korea and attended by MOCIE and KIEC, and the project will become a part of the 'RosettaNet-ebXML link plan' proposed by RosettaNet. Once the adapter is completed, firms in the electronics and electrics industries using RosettaNet will be able to engage in e-commerce activities with firms poised to adopt ebXML, which is in a final development stage before commercial use. Given the fact that ebXML is a global e-commerce standard and RosettaNet has established a foothold as an industry standard at home, interoperability between the two standards will contribute significantly to boosting the nation's role in link on the global level. "Since the link between the two standards must be in line with an international agreement, we will aggressively seek to reflect our position and link plan at e-commerce standard seminars and conferences held at home and overseas," said an MOEIC official. The ministry's decision is expected to give sense of stability to firms using RosettaNet by enabling interoperability with the fast-spreading international standard ebXML. It will also likely serve as a catalyst for adoption of ebXML in the electronics and electrics industries. The government has been providing full support for adoption of ebXML even before a commercial launch, citing its general-purpose use across a full variety of industries. The policy stance, however, caused a delay in adoption of RosettaNet in the country while leading multinationals such as Intel and Sony moving fast to introduce the standard. Facing the delay, in particular, industry experts raised the concern that it could result in losses of deals with foreign firms increasingly resorting to RosettaNet. "Interoperability will not lead to immediate effects since ebXML is still in a development stage, but the decision carries significance in that the government has begun to provide support for RosettaNet, which is fast spreading into the electronics and electrics areas," said Prof. Kim Sun-ho at Myungji University.
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