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Subject: Re: [ubl-lcsc] *** DRAFT *** UBL LC announcement

At today's call we agrred that as of 13:00 US East Coast time you can 
make the necessary announcement (it gives us time to post up all the 
lastest edits).

Our only change to your text is in the section that reads..

The OASIS UBL Library Content Subcommittee invites interested
parties to comment on this release directly to the Library Content
Subcommittee Editor, Bill Meadows (bill.meadows@sun.com) using the
recommended feedback form at

   [[[*** link to feedback document goes here ***]]]

Firstly, the URL for the feedback form is 

Secondly, we would like you to add the paragraph...

"This release comment period applies from Monday, January 27th until 
Monday, April 14th 2003. We welcome all comments and will ensure to 
advise of our dispositions to any suggestions."

 - immediately after the previous statement.

Jon Bosak wrote:

>Oops, forgot ASN.1.  Let's try again.
>Below is the draft of an announcement to go out tomorrow with the
>OASIS News and to several other mail lists.  This draft has not
>been reviewed and is not complete (we need a URL to the feedback
>Please review this during the LCSC call scheduled for 8-10
>a.m. PST Monday and let me have changes out of that meeting by
>email as soon as it's over.  Due to a previously scheduled meeting
>I cannot reschedule, I will be unable to attend the LCSC call, but
>I will be checking mail immediately thereafter to update this
>draft and get it out.  Carol and Dee (copied on this message) are
>expecting the revised draft before noon PST so that it can go out
>with the OASIS News.
>The first draft of a royalty-free data representation standard for
>electronic commerce has been released by the OASIS Universal
>Business Language (UBL) Technical Committee.
>The UBL Library Content 0p70 Public Review release can be found at
>   http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/lcsc/0p70/
>A zip file containing the entire review set packaged for local
>installation can be downloaded from
>   http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/lcsc/0p70/UBL0p70.zip
>Intended to become international standards for electronic trade,
>the UBL schemas contained in the review package specify
>machine-readable XML representations of familiar business
>documents.  The seven basic documents covered in this release
>include Order, Order Response, Simple Order Response, Order
>Cancellation, Despatch Advice, Receipt Advice, and Invoice.
>Together, they can be used to implement a generic buy/sell
>relationship or supply chain whose components fit existing trade
>agreements and are immediately understandable by workers in
>business, supply-chain management (SCM), Electronic Data
>Interchange (EDI), accounting, customs, taxation, and shipping.
>These generic schemas are intended to work in a wide variety of
>business contexts through custom extensions.  Automated context
>configuration will be addressed in a later phase of the effort.
>The schemas are also designed be used in their generic form in
>many ordinary business contexts without further modification.
>The business context in which the generic document types are
>designed to function is detailed in the materials accompanying the
>release.  Other documentation includes the entire semantic model
>on which the schemas are based, a description of the methodology
>by which the schemas were created, and UML diagrams to aid in
>software design.  The package also contains alternative ASN.1
>specifications for the UBL schemas that allow ASN.1 tools to be
>used for UBL document transfers.  Additional supplementary
>materials will be made available in a following package update to
>be announced separately.
>The UBL schemas reflect a number of inputs, the most important of
>which are the commercial xCBL schemas from Commerce One and SAP;
>the ebXML Core Components Specification; early XSL stylesheet
>implementations; and early feedback from the UBL Liaisons
>(http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/lsc/).  UBL schema design
>follows the UBL Naming and Design Rules developed by the UBL NDR
>Subcommittee (http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/ndrsc/).  The
>definition of UBL semantic content, based on existing practice in
>EDI and electronic marketplaces, has taken place in close
>alignment with ebXML Core Components methodology to ensure optimal
>integration into the ebXML semantic registry.
>As works in progress, the materials in the Library Content 0p70
>Public Review package do not yet have the status of an OASIS
>Standard or an OASIS Committee Specification.  The construction of
>experimental prototypes based on these materials is encouraged for
>the purpose of generating input back to the committee process, but
>implementers are strongly advised against basing commercial or
>mission-critical applications on the draft specifications.
>The OASIS UBL Library Content Subcommittee invites interested
>parties to comment on this release directly to the Library Content
>Subcommittee Editor, Bill Meadows (bill.meadows@sun.com) using the
>recommended feedback form at
>   [[[*** link to feedback document goes here ***]]]
>The work of the OASIS UBL Technical Committee is open to public
>view through the mail archives linked from the UBL home page:
>   http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/
>Formal input to UBL from industry data exchange organizations is
>provided through the UBL Liaison Subcommittee:
>   http://oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/lsc/
>Input from the general public is accepted through the ubl-comment
>mail list:
>   http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl-comment/
>Interested parties are invited to comment on the work of the UBL
>TC by subscribing to the ubl-comment list using the OASIS list
>   http://lists.oasis-open.org/ob/adm.pl
>Jon Bosak
>Chair, OASIS UBL Technical Committee
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tim mcgrath
fremantle  western australia 6160
phone: +618 93352228  fax: +618 93352142 

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