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UBL 2.1 OASIS Standard supported by OASIS membership

The OASIS membership ballot for UBL 2.1 OASIS Standard has satisfied the minimum 15% approval with no negative votes:

Yes     77     100%
No       0       0%
Eligible companies who have voted:      77 of 306 25%
Eligible companies who have abstained:   0 of 306 0%
Eligible companies who have not voted: 229 of 306 75%

Vote begins on UBL 2.1 as an OASIS Standard

From:  Jon Bosak, Co-chair OASIS UBL Technical Committee
Date:  2013-10-22

Five years of development to extend the OASIS Universal Business Language wrap up this month in a vote among the OASIS member organizations to approve the latest revision, UBL 2.1, as an OASIS Standard.


UBL 2.1 entering membership vote phase

The OASIS UBL 2.1 Candidate OASIS Standard public review ended October 15, 2013 with no comments requesting changes or describing errors.  This is a tremendous achievement and is evidence of no-one finding technical faults in the work product.  Over five public reviews the issues discovered were addressed and the end result is shown to be acceptable.

This qualifies the specification to progress to the next phase of OASIS membership voting on OASIS UBL 2.1 becoming an OASIS Standard.

A commentary in three parts on the draft EU directive on e-invoicing

UBL 2.1 Candidate OASIS Standard 60-day Public Review ends October 15, 2013

OASIS has announced the 60-day public review starting today, August 15, 2013, ending Tuesday, October 15, 2013:

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility as explained in the instructions located via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

UBL 2.1 Ratified as a Committee Specification

Today OASIS TC Administration announced the availability of Committee Specification 1 of OASIS Universal Business Language Version 2.1:

The standardization process continues with the preparation of a 60-day public review and then a 14-day membership ballot to promote the Committee Specification to be an OASIS Standard as was accomplished for UBL 2.0.

UBL Technical Committee Members begin internal ballot for Committee Specification

On June 22, 2013 the UBL Technical Committee begins the week-long vote for Committee Specification Draft 5 of Universal Business Language Version 2.1 dated 19 June 2013 [1] with Non-Material Changes [2] to be a Committee Specification.

UBL 2.1 begins fourth public review

The long-awaited successor to UBL 2.0 (2006) has begun its fourth public review. See Changes from the third public review draft include minor corrections to the documentation and several substantive additions to address issues raised on behalf of the European Commission. The review period ends 8 June 2013 at 23:59 GMT.

About UBL 2.1

eBIZ-TCF, Harmonising e-Business in the textile/clothing and footwear industry with UBL

The European fashion and high-end industries are global leaders accounting for 10% of European exports.

Tradeshift partner with Intuit to create one of the world's biggest e-invoicing networks

Cloud based service provider Tradeshift have announced a new partnership with Intuit that will connect the five million businesses who use QuickBooks onto Tradeshift and create the largest network of companies on one platform that the world has ever seen.

The Tradeshift platform is based on OASIS UBL.

For a discussion on the implications of this see Pete Loughlin's article on PurchasingInsight. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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