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Code List Representation (genericode) V1.0 approved as an OASIS Standard

Standard semantic model for code lists and accompanying serialization approved as an OASIS Standard

OASIS is pleased to announce that the call for consent has closed [1] and, effective 30 January 2023, Code List Representation (genericode) V1.0 is an OASIS Standard. Project Administration will now undertake the final tasks of preparing and loading the standard.

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 ballot was held under the OASIS call for consent procedure [2]. In the ballot, the candidate OASIS Standard received 14 affirmative consents and no objections.

Our congratulations to the members of the TC and to the community of implementers, developers and users who have brought the work successfully to this milestone

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[1] Ballot: