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Subject: Re TP EDI Enabled ? Or, I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

David RR Webber, arguing (I believe) that information placed into the
registry and repository becomes "public domain," asks "What happened to
the public domain requirement?"  Supposedly, "Klaus was adament that UN
legal would advise that all information be treated as such otherwise big
problems follow. Obviously its up to the SO to decide if they want their
info' to be PD by putting in the registry - if not - don't!"

Dear David:

Klaus was undoubtedly referring to the ebXML specifications and
standards, if "public domain" is indeed the correct term at all.  Since
all ebXML materials have a copyright asserted, they are not public
domain.  Instead, they're simply freely available, thus lubricating the
path to universal adoption by removing one possible cost barrier.

Regardless, whether the ebXML standards specifications are "public
domain" or not, freely available or not, the software which vendors
create conformant with those standards is still private property. And
the information stored in repositories may or may not be kept private
depending on the whim of the repository owner and the submitting

I just happen to feel that there's probably not much trading partner
information that one would place in the registry and repository that
warrants secrecy.  I'll willingly give you my public key, my MSH
address(es), my DUNS number, the EDI transactions or ebXML messages that
I support, and my standard trading partner agreement.  For what possible
reason would I want or need to keep that stuff private?

William J. Kammerer
4950 Blazer Memorial Pkwy.
Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305
+1 614 791-1600

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