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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:




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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.

CANCELLED - UBL hands-on training class in Europe (with XSLT and XSL-FO offered as well)

Utrecht, Netherlands
17 Oct 2013
Event Type: 
Training Class

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.

UNECE Workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems

Brussels, Belgium
15 May 2013
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UBL 2.1 Freight Invoice now final?

We are in the process of implementing the Freight Invoice.

Can we safely make use of draft 3 or will there be further changes to this?

When can we expect the final version to be made available?

Kind regards,

Bent Christensen 

UBL 2.1 begins fourth public review

The long-awaited successor to UBL 2.0 (2006) has begun its fourth public review. See https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/201305/msg00021.html. 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

UBL- Functional Diference between StockAvailabityReport and Inventory Report



can some one explain the functional diference between StockAvailabityReport.xsd and  Inventory Report.xsd . Because, the UBL explanation appear be the same.



Are we there yet?

The recent publication by OASIS of the AS4 Profile for ebMS 3.0 signifies the coming of age for the work of ebXML started 14 years ago.

Why this is significant is because in 2013 we will see a mature set of both transport infrastructure and message content standards that have evolved directly from the efforts of those early pioneers.

With ebMS 3.0 (and its various profiles) and UBL (about to publish UBL 2.1) the industry can finally claim a proven framework for eBusiness using XML technologies based on open standards.

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