Commerce One, Inc. announced the Commerce One Common Business Library (CBL) 2.0, an XML specification for the cross-industry exchange of business documents such as purchase orders, invoices, product descriptions, and shipping schedules. Commerce One CBL 2.0 is a set of XML building blocks and a document framework that allows the creation of reusable XML documents for electronic commerce. Using the CBL 2.0 document framework, businesses can conduct electronic commerce by exchanging business documents of different types. To enable companies to preserve their investment in existing standards such as traditional EDI, CBL 2.0 provides a transition path to XML-based commerce capability. Based on a broad range of Internet and commerce-related industry standards and specifications, CBL 2.0 is endorsed by the Microsoft BizTalk initiative, OASIS, the UN/CEFACT Techniques and Methodologies Working Group, and CommerceNet and its eCo Framework Project and Working Group. To encourage its industry-wide adoption and development, CBL 2.0 is free of charge and available immediately from e-commerce document repositories including XML.org, BizTalk.org, CommerceNet and Commerce One MarketSite.net. www.commerceone.com

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