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FW: UN/CEFACT's Proposal for a New Electronic Business Working Group

From: Dick Brooks <dick@8760.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 11:02:26 -0500
To: "XP-PUBLIC" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Cc: "Ebxml" <ebxml-transport@lists.ebxml.org>
For the past several months I've served as ebXML's TRP liaison to the XML
Protocol Activity. As many of you know, the ebXML group completed it's 18
month mission in May and the specifications created by the group have been
assigned to the new stewards, OASIS and UN/CEFACT. These groups have already
begun to establish formal workgroups and are preparing plans for the
continued evolution of these specifications into broadly accepted
international standards. If you would like to learn more about these
activities visit the ebXML web site at:

I wish to thank David Fallside for his support and leadership and the W3C
for providing a cooperative environment that fostered the sharing of ideas
between the two groups. I wish to thank the ebXML TRP team for providing me
with this unique opportunity. I especially want to thank the individuals (I
won't name them all at the risk of forgetting some) that helped slay the
political, legal and technical dragons that enabled the convergence of
ebXML's Message Service and SOAP. I believe the convergence of these two
technologies will prove beneficial in time and my hope is that one day we
will see a single, international B2B standard emerge from this seedling.

I'm attaching a message from Klaus-Dieter Naujok, chair of ebXML, and this
will serve as my last official act as ebXML's liaison to XMLP.

Good luck to all, it was an honor and a privilege working with you.

Dick Brooks (former ebXML liaison to XMLP)
Group 8760
110 12th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Fax: 205-250-8057

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Klaus-Dieter Naujok [mailto:knaujok@home.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 8:39 PM
> To: ebXML Development List; ebXML List; TMWG List; BL Discussion List
> Subject: UN/CEFACT's Proposal for a New Electronic Business Working
> Group
> This message is send on behalf of Ray Walker (Chair, UN/CEFACT
> Steering Group)
> 19 June 2001
> Dear Colleague,
> UN/CEFACT's Proposal for a New Electronic Business Working Group
> As you may know, following the successful outcome of the Vienna ebXML
> meeting, and the agreement to allocate the responsibilities for
> the further
> development of ebXML specifications between UN/CEFACT and OASIS, the
> UN/CEFACT Steering Group met and took a decision, to propose the
> establishment of a new UN Working Group - the Electronic Business Working
> Group (ebWG) - that will bring together the Business Process Analysis
> Working Group, the UN/EDIFACT Working Group, and the Codes working Group,
> and incorporate the work arising out of ebXML for which UN/CEFACT is
> responsible for.
> To progress the detailed planning required for the new Group the CSG also
> established a subgroup (the E-Business Team), which includes CSG members
> with e-Business experience and the Chairs of the all of the
> relevant Groups.
> The E-Business Team has now produced a detailed paper "Progressing the
> UN/CEFACT e-Business Standards Development Strategy" setting out the
> notional description of the structure of the proposed E-Business Working
> Group and its likely responsibilities, and it also attached to
> this mail. I
> shall be grateful if you could ensure a wide distribution of this paper.
> The CSG believes that the September Rotterdam EWG meeting (10-14 September
> 2001) provides the perfect platform for starting the moves to the new
> structure. Therefore, the E-Business team will continue its wide spread
> consultation on the most effective way of organising the new
> group, develop
> a draft mandate and terms of reference for provisional approval
> at the next
> CSG meeting in early September, (also in Rotterdam) and work to identify,
> using best practice procurement techniques, potential organisations which
> could provide, under UN guidelines, support and administrative services to
> the new group.
> To keep you informed of these developments I shall write to you again in a
> few weeks time.
> Yours sincerely
> Ray Walker
> Chair, UN/CEFACT Steering Group
> E-mail.raywalker@attglobal.net
> Tel: London, + 44 208 297 1836; Brussels, + 32 2 660 2039;
> Mobile, + 44 78666 86185.
> --
> Klaus-Dieter Naujok                     UN/CEFACT/TMWG Chair
> IONA Technologies, Santa Clara, CA, Chief Scientific Officer

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