Genericode is a single semantic model for code lists, designed to IT-enable the interchange of machine-readable code list information between systems.
OASIS and the Code List Representation TC  are pleased to announce that Code List Representation (genericode) Version 1.0 is now available for public review and comment.
Code lists have been with us since long before computers. They should be well understood and easily dealt with by now. Unfortunately, they are not. As is often the case, if you take a fundamentally simple concept, you find everybody has their own unique view of what the problem is and how it should be solved.
The OASIS Code List Representation format, “genericode”, is a single semantic model of code lists and accompanying XML serialization that can encode a broad range of code list information. The serialization is designed to IT-enable the interchange or distribution of machine-readable code list information between systems.
The received 3 Statements of Use from from the Universal Business Language (UBL) Technical Committee, the LegalXML Electronic Court Filing Technical Committee, and the NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC). .
The candidate specification and related files are available here:
Code List Representation (genericode) Version 1.0
Committee Specification 02
06 April 2022
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The 60-day public review starts 17 November 2022 at 00:00 UTC and ends 15 January 2023 at 23:59 UTC.
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 Code List Representation TC
 Approval ballot:
 Statements of Use:
- UBL TC:
- LegalXML Electronic Court Filing TC:
- NIEM Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC):