15-day Public Review for Business Document Envelope Version 1.1 - ends Oct. 18th
The OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC members  have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:
Business Document Envelope Version 1.1
Committee Specification Draft 02 / Public Review Draft 02
20 July 2016
What is the Business Document Envelope Specification and Why Is It Important To Me?
The metaphor of a paper envelope in which one places business documents for transport or management is an apt one for describing the an equivalent electronic artifact.
The Business Document Envelope Version 1.1 specifies an XML vocabulary [XML] that expresses in machine-processable syntax the semantics of enveloping a payload of content with information about that content. It enumerates the information components of a payload envelope and formally describes the semantics of each.
This is distinct from any transport-layer infrastructure envelope that may be required to propagate documents from one system to another. A business document envelope describes contextual information important to the sender and receiver about the payloads, without having to modify the payloads in any fashion.
About the TC:
The OASIS BDXR TC advances an open standards framework to support public e-procurement and e-invoicing. The group defines specifications for a lightweight and federated messaging infrastructure that supports a 4-corner model for the secure and reliable exchange of electronic documents. Wherever possible, the TC specifications are based on profiles of existing standards from OASIS and elsewhere. BDXR TC members also coordinate the submission of new requirements as use cases for expanded functionality.
All those involved in e-procurement and e-invoicing are invited to participate in the BDXR TC, including public and private sector agencies, enterprises, solution providers, consultants, and researchers. E-payment actors including financial institutions, associations and payment networks should also be represented in this work.
Public Review Period:
The public review starts 04 October 2016 at 00:00 UTC and ends 18 October 2016 at 11:59 UTC. The specification was previously submitted for public review . This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are highlighted in the red-lined version at http://docs.oasis-open.org/bdxr/bdx-bde/v1.1/csprd02/bdx-bde-v1.1-csprd0....
This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.
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All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of 'Business Document Envelope Version 1.1', we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy  applicable especially  to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.
OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.
========== Additional references:
 OASIS Business Document Exchange (BDXR) TC
 Previous public reviews:
30-day public review, 21 April 2016:
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