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Subject: Re: [bdx] SV: Proposal for a TC recharter

it is in the statement of purpose.
The BDX standard will describe an architecture (or sets of reference architectures) where two entities exchange business documents in a secure and reliable way through the use of gateways (sometimes also referred to as access points), which is also known as the “four-corner model”

On 13/02/12 10:57 AM, Jens Jakob Andersen wrote:
Hi Kenneth and others

Thank you for presenting this charter as the next step.

When I read it - I cant find the 4-corner model mentioned - as well as the original notion that the important design-goal is to connect "islands of networks" - i.e. the importance that we deliver a model that can work across different networks/protocols.

Can some of the authors kindly update me where we find the 4-corner model in this new charter - as well as the important capabilit of being protocol-neutral? I might have overlooked it and just need guidance.

Best regards

Jens Jakob
Fra: bdx@lists.oasis-open.org [bdx@lists.oasis-open.org] På vegne af Kenneth Bengtsson [kenneth@alfa1lab.com]
Sendt: 12. februar 2012 17:47
Til: bdx@lists.oasis-open.org
Emne: [bdx] Proposal for a TC recharter


To move the work of the TC into a broader scope and to accommodate requirements raised by BDX adopters, some members of the TC have worked out a proposal for a rechartering of the OASIS Business Document Exchange TC. The proposal for the rechartering is submitted in accordance with the OASIS TC Process section 2.12:


The proposed new charter is being submitted by the following members of the TC:

Roger Bass, Traxian
Kenneth Bengtsson, Alfa1lab
Pim van der Eijk, Sonnenglanz Consulting
Klaus Vilstrup Pedersen, Difi-Agency for Public Management and eGovernment
Sven Rasmussen, Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Susanne Wigard, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen

We kindly request that the TC chairs arrange for a TC meeting the week of February 27 2012 to discuss the proposed new charter below. Depending on the outcome of these discussions we can proceed to formally adopt the changes using the process described in the OASIS TC Process.


Name of TC:
OASIS Business Document Exchange TC

Statement of Purpose:
The BDX standard will describe an architecture (or sets of reference architectures) where two entities exchange business documents in a secure and reliable way through the use of gateways (sometimes also referred to as access points), which is also known as the “four-corner model”.

The purpose of the TC is therefore to define the specifications of a federated messaging and trust infrastructure for data exchange and web services interoperability between domains. Here, a “domain” can be any community whose members (a) are connected through a shared system, and (b) may interact with others across domains.

Regardless of each domain’s internal workings, such interactions entail them each consuming and exposing to others over the Internet certain interfaces. These specifications should provide a framework for domains to interoperate securely and reliably (via Web Services), which can therefore be viewed as an Inter-cloud Web Services framework.

The TC specifications should be lightweight but, wherever and to the extent possible, based on profiles of existing standards from OASIS and elsewhere that are widely-used and proven, or otherwise seen to be generally applicable.  Approaches that are modular and agnostic about data content and implementation architectures will be preferred.

The TC will focus first on requirements for exchanges between groups of related domains around standardized processes/data. Requirements of cross-domain business documents exchange, with its corresponding use cases, and implied interoperability requirements will inform prioritization of the TC’s initial deliverables. The TC will specifically address requirements from the Large Scale Pilots (“LSPs”) in the area of e-government PEPPOL, e-CODEX and SPOCS.

In certain areas the work will therefore initially be centered on the work of these LSPs (notably on SMLP around identity and service discovery, addressing and profiling), and will also consider other approaches and related specifications (e.g. DNS, ebXML CPA, UDDI, ebXML RegRep, WS-Discovery), The TC may define or profile more than one such specification(s).

In other areas, published specifications today may be absent or have gaps.  In such cases the TC will attempt to identify relevant standards or work-in-progress at OASIS or other SDOs to establish liaisons with and provide requirements for such efforts, as needed.

Scope of work of the TC:
The specific objectives will be to define, specify and maintain the following:

1) Use cases and requirements, based on submissions;

2) Profiling / gap analysis of existing standards with reference to the use cases and requirements, potentially including:
   a) Addressing / Routing / Discovery (SML and related technologies)
   b) Service profiles/Capabilities (SMP, CPA and others)
   c) Identity/Authentication
   d) Trust Frameworks
   e) Transport / Reliable Messaging (e.g. AS4)

3) Unified architecture for all processes necessary and sufficient for the superset of supported use cases;

4) Specifications for SML/SMP will be developed within the TC;

5) PEPPOL specifications for the START and LIME protocols.

List of deliverables:
Technical specifications for protocols supporting distributed discovery of locations and e-business and technical capabilities of exchange partners.

Profiles of B2B messaging protocols for use in four-corner (or multi-corner) topologies.

IPR Mode under which the TC will operate:
The TC will operate under the Non-Assertion Mode.

The anticipated audience or users of the work:
The initial target groups for the TC are:

   - Enterprise procurement vendors and supplier networks
   - Software companies (e.g. providers of middleware and business applications)
   - Supplier information management providers
   - Public institutions
   - Financial institutions and payment networks
   - Large private companies

Language of the Technical Committee:
The business of the Technical Committee will be conducted in English.

The initial list of liaisons that will be established includes: OASIS ebXML Technical Committees, ETSI ESI and OASIS Identity in the Cloud TC.

Other liaisons will be established in the course of the work.


Best regards,

Kenneth Bengtsson

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