UBL 1.0 Beta Committee Draft Approved by Vote
UBL 1.0 Beta Committee Draft Approved
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 13:47:20 -0800 (PST) From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: UBL 1.0 Beta Committee Draft approved
UBL members and observers,
I am pleased to report that UBL 1.0 Beta has been approved as an OASIS Committee Draft by the OASIS Universal Business Language Technical Committee and is now available for public implementation testing. A formal announcement of this event can be expected after the OASIS staff returns from the Thanksgiving holiday next week.
OASIS Committee Drafts require the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the voting members of the technical committee responsible for the draft with no more than 1/4 voting to disapprove. In the final vote on UBL 1.0 Beta, the draft received votes to approve from 91 percent of the voting members of the UBL TC and votes to disapprove from none of them.
The UBL 1.0 Beta package is temporarily located at:
A zip file of the complete package is also available for download from this location. The official copy of the Committee Draft will soon be available at:
Many thanks to Peter Yim for use of his web site during construction of the Beta draft.
The UBL 1.0 Beta package is intended to provide the specifications needed to begin implementation testing of UBL in advance of its recommendation to OASIS for standardization. The implementation testing phase begins now and will end two weeks prior to the UBL TC meeting in Washington D.C. 23-27 February 2004. An implementation subcommittee (UBL ISC) is has been formed to coordinate input received during implementation testing.
With regard to the normative components, this draft is intended to represent UBL 1.0 as it will be released next year, with the exception of code list validation (which will be addressed by a Code List Subcommittee that has been formed for this purpose) and fixes for any major problems that may be discovered during the implementation phase. With regard to the non-normative aspects of the draft, in particular the page formatting, illustrations, and documentation, this release is still just a draft and will be subject to further editorial work during the implementation phase.
Chair, OASIS UBL TC
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See details in the news story UBL Version 1.0 Committee Draft Beta Approved for Public Implementation Testing." General references in "Universal Business Language (UBL)."