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Re: Dubray paper comments + questions

From: Howard N Smith <howard.smith@ontology.org>
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 22:51:00 +0000
Message-ID: <1057787700.IAA22192@phantom.w3.org>
To: public-ws-chor@w3.org

Jon said:

 >I am curious why you'd regard these as requirements. The use case of, for 
example, bargaining over the terms of a transaction before completing it, 
has been contemplated and there is >standardization work going on in that 
area in the context of ebXML. However, this is probably beyond what most 
people now deploying B2B are doing. Real B2B in my experience 
currently >tends to involve parties that have pre-existing relationships 
(established non-electronically) and pre-negotiated terms.

These are requirements because they occur in real business processes, and 
real business processes are what technologists should
be focussed on supporting, not our ideas about how companies should and 
should not do B2B. I dont think B2B is the scope. I think
BPM is the scope, and in BPM, a lot more happens than in narrower 
definitions of B2B.

Howard


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