"PROPOSALTO OASIS: LOCAL GOVERNMENT & XML APPLICATIONS"
Tue 14 Nov 2006 - STANDARDS AUSTRALIA RECONVENE IS/11 E-COMMERCE STANDARDS Please submit your comments by 17:00 Fri 17 Nov 2006 to Stephen GOULD
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12:02 Tue 14 Nov 2006						REF: X61ACEP1     
									Y/R:OASIS XML Conference     
TO:	Nick CARR				cc	Members of Parliament     
	Convenor						Local Government     
	OASIS AUSTRALIA			OASIS Attendees	     
	     
Nick - this email is to propose that OASIS Australia reconvenes     
the Standards Australia IS/11 eCommerce Standards Committee to     
define a single XML Address format for Australian Local Government     
Agencies.     

This proposal is following discussions with my colleagues after the  
email to Standards Australia on Fri 10 Nov 2006    
  
Whilst I personally believe that we have to have eCommerce Legislation      
similar to the US eCommerce Legislation in 1996, I do not think the     
Australian IT Industry can lobby as effectively as the US Electronic      
Industries Alliance [EIA] to promote specific legislation.          

The US IT Industry appears to be able to "stack" various standards      
committees to ensure that different address structures exist in different     
industries so that there is always an IT "translator" company required to    
exchange electronic information.     

CONSEQUENTLY DIFFERENT XML ADDRESS STRUCTURES     
EXIST IN HEALTH, GOVERNMENT, TRANSPORT ETC     

However as a number of International eCommerce Initiatives are in      
complete disarray, Standards Australia may be receptive to a proposal     
to reconvene IS/11 particularly for Australian Local Government      
eCommerce applications     

Examples of eCommerce Initiatives that have failed include:     

1	US Health 
    
2	UK Health     

3	US Transport  

This need for eCommerce Standards and ways of reducing the amount     
of information provided by Local Government has to be addressed      
quickly if Australian Local Government Agencies are to avoid the      
problems that face many US Town and City websites.     

Many US City Websites provide minutes and agendas with     
warnings that the files exceed 50 Mb      
eg   City of McAllen
     
NEXT STEPS     

I have circulated this to a number of the attendees as the     
OASIS XML Conference in Oct 2006.     

However perhaps you may want to forward this to the 3 attendees  
from the Dep of Defence as they were interested in knowing about 
the different address formats in AS 4590 and may be prepared to join      
a reconvened IS/11 eCommerce Committee     

What do you think ?     

I look forward to working with you to accelerate the adoption of XML     
to assist Local Government provided effective On-line Services     

Regards     

Stephen GOULD   
Chair
Local Government & XML Special Interest Group
OPEN INTERCHANGE CONSORTIUM   

E:	sggould@oic.org   
M:	0416-009-468   
W:	Local Government & XML Special Interest Group
 
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