30-day Public Review for Universal Business Language Version 2.1

The Universal Business Language (UBL) TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 30-day public review:

Universal Business Language Version 2.1
Committee Specification Draft 02 / Public Review Draft 02
30 May 2011

Specification Overview:
UBL, the Universal Business Language, is the product of an international effort to define a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices. Developed in an open and accountable OASIS Technical Committee 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.

This specification defines the Universal Business Language, version 2.1

Public Review Period:
The public review starts Friday, 26 August 2011 and ends 24 September 2011. The specification was previously submitted for a 60-day public review on 25 September 2010 [2]. This review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review. Changes are detailed in section B.3.4 of the Committee Specification Draft.

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:
PDF:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/prd2-UBL-2.1/UBL-2.1.pdf

HTML:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/prd2-UBL-2.1/UBL-2.1.html

Editable source:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/prd2-UBL-2.1/UBL-2.1.xml (Authoritative)

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/prd2-UBL-2.1/UBL-2.1-PRD2-2011-05-30.zip

Additional information about the specification and the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC may be found at 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 [3] applicable especially [4] 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] 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)