Thursday, January 26, 2006

Universal Business Language

Prof. Jane Winn (University of Washington) and Jon Bosak (Sun Microsystems) will be presenting an update on the OASIS group's current efforts to develop the Universal Business Language. As explained on the OASIS site:

UBL, the Universal Business Language, is the product of an international effort to define a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices. Developed in an open and accountable OASIS Technical Committee with participation from a variety of industry data standards organizations, UBL is designed to plug directly into existing business, legal, auditing, and records management practices, eliminating the re-keying of data in existing fax- and paper-based supply chains and providing an entry point into electronic commerce for small and medium-sized businesses.

Jane and Jon have provided materials for your review prior to the presentation. Pick them up here and here.

This looks to be interesting, and quite appropriate for our group given how the founders of this very committee were deeply involved with the early efforts to put a legal framework around EDI.

Join us at 8 AM Saturday in the Atrium for this presentation.

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