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Please calm down, Simon.
I believe this is a simple misunderstanding.
"Business", as in "Business Rules" and "Business Partners", does not refer
to commerce any more than the phrase "MYOB" does.
Please see the first definition at
>From: "Simon St.Laurent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Perceived C/B for XML 1.1
>Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 11:03:08 -0400
>email@example.com (John Cowan) writes:
> >> Business partners, right. I don't object strongly to XML 1.1, but I
> >> do object to notions of communication that are just about business
> >> partners.
> >I don't object to a relaxed definition in which you and I count as
> >"business partners", since we have an interest in communicating.
>That's offensive, not relaxed. It's almost as silly as the "all
>computerized communications must be done through formal contracts"
>nonsense we used to hear around XML a few years ago.
>Conflating communication into business is just obnoxious. Perhaps the
>complaints about NEL's priority weren't that far off...
>Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
>http://simonstl.com may be my URI
>http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
>urn:oid:22.214.171.124.4.1.6320 is another possibility altogether
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