Roger Bass (via conference call)
Kenneth Bengtsson (chair)
Pim van der Eijk
Giorgia Lodi (via conference call)
Alfio Raia (via conference call)
Ferdinand Rödlich (guest, UN/CEFACT Forum)
Thorkild B. Westergaard (guest, UN/CEFACT Forum)
The meeting commenced at 10.30. The chair welcomed the participants and informed that the meeting was conducted under OASIS IPR policy.
Item 1: Architecture, governance and trust
The group reviewed the 4-corner model where two entities exchange business documents through the use of gateways, and the agreed architecture where the gateways make use of a DNS-based discovery to locate a metadata service of the recipient gateway.
Kenneth explained the governance and trust model used by PEPPOL. In this model, operators of network gateways forms a community with a formal multilateral community agreement between them. The community agreement governs how network gateways exchange documents within the community and also sets standards for how the network gateways must behave on behalf of their users, but it is up to the individual network gateway operator to decide how to interact with his users.
Susanne and Ferdinand explained the governance and trust model used by e-CODEX. In e-CODEX there is a similar “community” agreement between network gateway operators (referred to as the “circle of trust”) as in PEPPOL, and the governance models are essentially identical.
It was agreed that Kenneth writes a document describing the architecture, governance and trust model to be used as a straw man for further discussions. This document should contain example agreements from PEPPOL and e-CODEX or highlights from these.
Item 2: e-CODEX complex routing
Susanne and Ferdinand explained the complex routing scenario of e-CODEX, in which specific parameters decide who is the final recipient of a business document. It was clarified that the complex routing scenario of e-CODEX is not so much part of the document exchange itself, but is to determine who the recipient of the document is before it is sent. It is essentially a rules based directory.
It was agreed that the complex routing scenario is very specific to e-CODEX and will probably not find use in other contexts.
The meeting was adjourned at 17.45.