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From "Jeff Benjamin" <jbenja...@ivertexo.com>
Subject RE: [POLL] ebXML Reg./Rep. on Apache?
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2001 21:02:25 GMT
I would like to offer assistance in developing and stabilizing an Apache ebXML implementation.
 However, I am first interested in who has been involved to date and what other groups they
have been working with.  Also, how does the plan fit with the Axis plans or has thought even
been given to it?  I know of at least one other open source ebXML initiative that is close
to completion and is being based off of Axis.  If this software donation from Sun is intended
to be an isolated imlementation supported by one or two people, then it could clearly be detrimental
to the other not-as-well-known projects.

Thanks,
Jeff Benjamin


Peter Kacandes wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> We have submitted the following proposal (see below) for a new sub-project at
> Apache to complete a specification compliant implementation of the ebXMLRR based
> on a project that was initiated at Sun.
>
> The code base for this proposal was developed by a team that is primarily
> working on the JavaTM API for XML Registries ('JAXR'). However, this project is
> not part of JAXR in any way. It is not an API but an actual implementation (
> which is on the order of 60-75% complete) of the specification. Note also that
> this code base is different from the binaries available on the Sun web site.
> Although we have shown this implementation we have not previously made it
> available to the public. The code base does not have any requirements for an app
> server nor an ldap server.
>
> If you might have any interest in working on this project, then it would be most
> helpful for you to send an email to the general@xml.apache.org alias (you may
> have to sign up on the alias first if you are not already a participant).
>
> With your support and help, I am confident that we could create a robust ebXMLRR
> implementation community.
>
> cheers
>
> Peter
>
> ------------- Begin Forwarded Message -------------
>
> Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 18:27:58 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Peter Kacandes <Peter.Kacandes@Sun.COM>
> Subject: [POLL] ebXML Reg./Rep. on Apache?
> To: general@xml.apache.org
> Cc: pnk@wcs.SFBay.Sun.COM, farrukh.najmi@east.sun.com, twleung@sauria.com
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-MD5: FZSthEEs9fysOgw08gZmKg==
>
> Background:
>
> ebXML (electronic business XML) is an initiative sponsored by OASIS and
> UN/CEFACT to create "a modular suite of specifications that enables enterprises
> of any size and in any geographical location to conduct business over the
> Internet."
>
> One of the specifications in the ebXML suite deals with XML registries and
> repositories: "The OASIS ebXML Registry TC develops specifications to achieve
> interoperable registries and repositories, with an interface that enables
> submission, query and retrieval on the contents of the registry and repository."
>
> Details can be found at:
> http://www.ebxml.org/
> http://www.ebxml.org/specs/index.htm#technical_specifications
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/regrep/
>
> As part of our work on the ebXML initiative, Sun Microsystems Inc. has developed
> a JavaTM based implementation of the registry and repository specification that
> we have shown on various occasions such as trade show demos.
>
> We have received numerous inquiries from many different parts of the developer
> community expressing interest in being able to work on this implementation to
> produce a fully specification compliant implementation.
>
> Sun has determined and given approval for making this implementation available
> to an open source community. Consequently, we would like to submit this proposal
> to the members of the Apache XML project for consideration of accepting this
> donation as a sub-project.
>
> Thank you very much for your attention to and consideration for this proposal.
>
> We look foward to your questions, comments, or concerns.
>
> Sincerely yours,
>
> Peter Kacandes
>
> Sr. Product Manager, Java XML APIs phone number: 408 276 7139, X17139
> Java Software Products email: peter.kacandes@sun.com
>
> ------------- End Forwarded Message -------------
>
> Peter Kacandes
>
> Sr. Product Manager, Java XML APIs phone number: 408 276 7139, X17139
> Java Software Products email: peter.kacandes@sun.com



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