Subject: Re: [regrep] Who is minding the minders of Registry's???
David RR Webber (XML) wrote: > Robin, > > Thanks for the news items on the NCRI work on CORDRA. > > It really makes me feel great that my tax $$ are being spent on > such ground breaking work. > > The only snags that I now see is that this NCRI team - having done > all this - and suddenly dropped this in our laps - have created a > wave of questions and little answers - so far! > > It all seems so strongly reminisent of what happened during the ebXML > original work. Some contractor took all the specifications - then did a > global search and replace on all the acronyms (seriously this did happen) > and then pushed their versions of the spec's to the DoD for funding > to develop it! The excuse was that this was needed immediately - > and that DoD could not wait for the community to evolve it. > > Sound familiar? How many times has the DoD ended up with its own > querky varients of what the rest of the world is using? The left hand > and the right hand just seem to not realize they are connected to > the same body even. > > Could it be that this NCRI work is also a knock-off? The functionality > all sounds wonderful. Many things we've been asking for and > specifying here in OASIS appear to be implemented already. > Has NIST been involved in the process here at all - or are they > just as blindsided by this too? > > And on to the tougher questions - is this available as GFE now or > open source? (We've paid for it - can we now please take delivery?!?) > > And of course - if this really does exist as claimed - is it based on > ebXML - and hence how close is it - how easy is it to create > federation between the flavours here? Or wonder, of wonders - even > though the article makes no mention - is the engine underneath their > work actually OMAR? Or one of the other GFE registry systems the > government has already purchased? > > I guess we'll begin to piece this all together here. If CORDRA really > is as wonderful as they are claiming - then we seriously have to > figure out how to get all this great technology into peoples hands to > start using it - at a minimum in the GFE space. > Based on a quick read it seems that: 1. There is a high degree of overlap between ebXML Registry standard and CORDRA. 2. CORDRA is an independently developed technology based on DSPACE rather than a knock-off of ebXML Registry -- Regards, Farrukh
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