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Subject: UBL NDR specification submitted for OASIS Standard

OASIS members:

The OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC has submitted the UBL Naming and Design Rules v1.0 revision 1c, an approved Committee Draft, to be considered as an OASIS Standard.  The TC's submission is attached below.

In accordance with the OASIS Technical Committee Process, the specification has already gone through a 30 day public review period.  (http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200409/msg00001.html)  OASIS members now have until the 15th of December to familiarize themselves with the submission below. OASIS members should give their input on this question to the voting representative of their organization.

By the 16th of the month we will send out a Call For Vote to the voting representatives of the OASIS member organizations, who will have until the end of the month to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Draft should be approved as an OASIS Standard.

The normative TC Process for approval of Committee Drafts as OASIS Standards is found at

Any statements related to the IPR of this specification are posted at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/ipr.php

~   James Bryce Clark
~   Director, Standards Development, OASIS
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1. A formal specification that is a valid member of its type, together with appropriate documentation for the specification, both of which must be written using approved OASIS templates.

    The UBL NDR Committee Draft is located at
    Documentation is included as part of the Committee Draft.

2. A clear English-language summary of the specification.

    See the Introduction of the Committee Draft.

3. A statement regarding the relationship of this specification to similar work of other OASIS TCs or other standards developing organizations.

    The UBL NDR document specifies naming and design rules and guidelines for the construction of XML components for the UBL vocabulary.  It is normative with regard to UBL 1.0 schemas and is also expected to be useful to other XML schema developers, in particular those implementing ebXML Core Components.

4. Certification by at least three OASIS member organizations that they are successfully using the specification consistently with the OASIS IPR Policy.

   The following OASIS member organizations have certified to the TC that they are successfully using UBL 1.0 and, by implication, the UBL Naming and Design Rules:

   Sun Microsystems

   Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd.

   OSS Nokalva

   Denmark Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation

   Center for Document Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

   University of Hong Kong

   Korea CALS/EC Association

5. An account of each of the comments/issues raised during the public review period, along with its resolution.

   Comments submitted regarding the UBL NDR CD review of September / October 2004, together with their disposition by the TC, can be found at

6. An account of and results of the voting to approve the specification as a Committee Draft.

   Results of the NDR CD ballot can be found at

7. An account of or pointer to votes and comments received in any earlier attempts to standardize substantially the same specification, together with the originating TC's response to each comment.

    The UBL Naming and Design Rules have not previously been submitted for OASIS standardization.

8. A pointer to the publicly visible comments archive for the originating TC.

    The UBL comment archive is located at

9. A statement from the chair of the TC certifying that all members of the TC have been provided with a copy of the OASIS IPR Policy.

    Members of the TC were formally notified by email in the message archived at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/200407/msg00058.html

10. Optionally, a pointer to any minority reports submitted by one or more TC members who did not vote in favor of approving the Committee Draft, or certification by the chair that no minority reports exist.

    No minority reports were submitted.

Submitted by the OASIS UBL TC chair, Jon Bosak (jon.bosak@sun.com)

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