15-day Public Review for Universal Business Language V2.1

The OASIS Universal Business Language TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

Universal Business Language Version 2.1
Committee Specification Draft 4 / Public Review Draft 4
14 May 2013

Specification Overview:

This specification defines the Universal Business Language (UBL), version 2.1. UBL is a generic XML interchange format for business documents that can be restricted or extended to meet the requirements of particular industries.

This version includes 65 business documents used in the procurement and transportation domains (e.g.: invoices, purchase orders, waybills, transportation status messages, etc.).

TC Description:

The OASIS Universal Business Language technical committee is defining a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents for various domains. Development is with participation from a variety of industry data standards organizations. UBL is designed to plug directly into existing business, legal, auditing, and records management practices, eliminating the re-keying of data in existing fax- and paper-based supply chains and providing an entry point into electronic commerce for small and medium-sized businesses.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 24 May 2013 at 00:00 GMT and ends 8 June 2013 at 23:59 GMT. The specification was previously submitted for public review [2]. The comment resolution log for previous public reviews can be found at http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/prd3-UBL-2.1/prd3-UBL-2.1-comment-disposi....

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.

URIs:
The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/prd4-UBL-2.1/UBL-2.1.xml

HTML:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/prd4-UBL-2.1/UBL-2.1.html

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/prd4-UBL-2.1/UBL-2.1.pdf

ZIP distribution files (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/prd4-UBL-2.1/prd4-UBL-2.1.zip

Additional information about this specification and the OASIS Universal Business Language TC may be found on the TC's public home page located at:

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/form.php?wg_abbrev=ubl

Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:

http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl-comment/

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 "Universal Business Language Version 2.1", we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] 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:

[1] OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/

[2] Previous public reviews:
15-day public review, 15 March 2013:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201303/msg00005.html
30-day public review, 25 August 2011:
https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201108/msg00010.html
60-day public review, 25 September 2010:
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/201009/msg00026.html

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/ubl/ipr.php
http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php#s10.2.3
RF on Limited Terms

Associated TC: 
Universal Business Language (UBL)