OASIS approves ebXML

Messaging standard

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence

The ebXML Messaging Service standard version 2.0, which provides a secure method for exchanging electronic business transactions using the internet, was approved by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) at a recent election by consortium members.

ebXML Messaging is one of a suite of specifications designed to enable enterprises of any size and in any geographical location to conduct business over the internet. ebXML Messaging Service v2 joins two other ebXML specifications that were recently approved as OASIS Standards, ebXML Registry Service (RS) v2 and ebXML Registry Information Model (RIM) v2.

It was developed by Commerce One, Cyclone Commerce, eXcelon, Fujitsu, GE Global Exchange, IBM, Intel, Mercator, SAP, SeeBeyond, Sonic Software, Sterling Commerce, Sun Microsystems, Sybase, webMethods and other OASIS contributors and individual members.

In addition, OASIS said that the ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement (CPPA) has completed the first level of OASIS approval process as an OASIS Committee Specification, while development of ebXML specifications for Business Process and Core Component work continue with the UN/CEFACT (United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business) process.

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