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Subject: Invitation to comment on Code List Representation (genericode) V1.0 before call for consent as OASIS Standard - ends January 15th

Genericode is a single semantic model for code lists, designed to IT-enable the interchange of machine-readable code list information between systems.

OASIS members and other interested parties,

OASIS and the Code List Representation TC [1] are pleased to announce that Code List Representation (genericode) Version 1.0 is now available for public review and comment.

Code lists have been with us since long before computers. They should be well understood and easily dealt with by now. Unfortunately, they are not. As is often the case, if you take a fundamentally simple concept, you find everybody has their own unique view of what the problem is and how it should be solved.

The OASIS Code List Representation format, âgenericodeâ, is a single semantic model of code lists and accompanying XML serialization that can encode a broad range of code list information. The serialization is designed to IT-enable the interchange or distribution of machine-readable code list information between systems.

The TC received 3 Statements of Use from the Universal Business Language (UBL) Technical Committee, the LegalXML Electronic Court Filing Technical Committee, and the NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC). [3].

The candidate specification and related files are available here:

Code List Representation (genericode) Version 1.0
Committee Specification 02
06 April 2022

Editable source (Authoritative):



For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the specification document and any related files in ZIP distribution files. You can download the ZIP file at:

Public Review Period:

The 60-day public review starts 17 November 2022 at 00:00 UTC and ends 15 January 2023 at 23:59 UTC.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility as explained in the instructions located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:


Comments submitted by for this work and for other work of this TC are publicly archived and can be viewed at:


All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of âCode List Representation (genericode) V1.0,â we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC/OP should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.


[1] Code List Representation TC

[2] Approval ballot:

[3] Statements of Use:


- LegalXML Electronic Court Filing TC:

- NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC):

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[5] https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/codelist/ipr.php



Chief Technical Community Steward


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