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Subject: Re: FW: FW: [ubl-dev] looking for practical examples


Hi Alex

I agree things are static. There seems to me to be a valid reason:
although UBL is an open standard, most of the implementations
are probably not all that open, in the community sense of the word.

The uptake from the open source world isn't all that great (there
does seem to be some antithesis between open source and open
standards - mainly on the open source side I would say - and I've
not much idea why). This is not the same with XML where there
are still people being very vocal about what they do with XML. I
would accept that most UBL implementations are going to be
guarded by intellectual property concerns, etc. People don't tend to
tell the world what they are doing when it comes to the detail of
their systems when those systems are financial and legal in their
nature. Perhaps it is worry about the tax man just as much about the
competition :-) I guess most folk using UBL will have made it a requirement
to the customisation work on their SAP or similar system and that
their SAP consultants aren't allowed to talk about it on open lists.

Certainly UBL adoption isn't static. I guess it's out of the hype phase
though. I've looked from time to time at other languages like GS1-XML
to see what their profile is on Google: They are hardly 'visible' that way
at all. That certainly doesn't reflect their adoption rate and activity though.
UBL is relatively more open and has a much higher profile but it is
likely it doesn't get as much adoption because the EDI world (less open
and high profile) tends to go with the same standards organisations they
are used to when it comes to the XML equivalent - that's my guess.
They don't make any song and dance about using XML in an EDI way
though. They just do it quietly or choose to announce it in the news
rather than blogs. UBL is quite different because it is an open standard
and has to do its own advertising rather than relying on existing EDI
traditional adopters. It is seeking to make inroads into another area -
getting paper to move to electronic rather than just EDI to move to XML.

Best regards

Steve

2009/2/19 Alexander Whillas <whillas@gmail.com>:
> Hi Stephen,
>
> I did a search for "ubl xml" in google:
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ubl+xml&btnG=Search
>
> and just found a whole bunch of static pages. Most disturbing was
> httP://ubl.xml.org which looks like it was setup a number of years ago
> and there is zero activity in the forums, and no information that
> isn't already on the http://docs.oasis-open.org pages. Particularly I
> found it hard to find examples of usage, particular for the Catalogue.
> I would expect to at least finds blog posts or forum discussions about
> peoples experiences with UBL. I found none.
>
> I didn't see any results from the mailing list in that search. Given
> that I've been on here for two weeks and this is the only discussion
> going on (perhaps there is a more active list I'm not aware of?), in
> my estimate there isn't much life in the UBL community, at least
> online anyway.
>
> I guess the trouble with mail list is they aren't very SEO friendly
> and require a commitment (i.e. the signup process and willingness to
> receive large amounts of mail most irrelevant to the individual who
> will have a particular topic of interest within the larger community).
> Online forums and RSS have reversed this community model from push to
> pull.
>
> alex
>
> 2009/2/18 Stephen Green <stephengreenubl@gmail.com>:
>> Alexander
>>
>> On point 3, what criteria do you use for this one? I thought there
>> was overwhelming coverage of UBL/its mailing lists on Google
>> searches.
>>
>> On point 1, I agree.
>>
>> On point 2, there has been talk of such a guild, maybe more coming
>> soon but there is ubl.xml.org
>>
>>
>>
>> 2009/2/18 Alexander Whillas <whillas@gmail.com>:
>> ...
>>
>>> I was then take-a-back at:
>>> 1. the immensity of the UBL 2.0 specification,
>>> 2. the lack of any apparent guild to comprehend it (save for the good
>>> work of Crane Softwrights Ltd., but still nothing like anything the
>>> W3C publish),
>>> 3. almost complete lack of web presence or penetration of online
>>> communities given its age/"maturity" (which makes me fear for my time
>>> investment).
>>>
>> ...
>>>
>>> with complements
>>>
>>> A R B Whillas BsCS
>>>
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>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Stephen D. Green
>>
>> Document Engineering Services Ltd
>>
>>
>>
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>>
>
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