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Re: [xml-dev] The Rise of Worse is Better


ACORD is the insurance industry standards group (used to work for them)
ACCORD is the car



> There'd been some discussion about ACCORD during this process, and a lot
> of
> the ACCORD model actually informs the NIEM model that's being rolled out.
> I
> believe the decision to go to NIEM came in part because DHS is a pretty
> major player in this as is HHS, and both had NIEM models in other domains,
> so there was a question ultimately as to whether it made more sense to
> adopt an industry standard or establish a federal one. This would end up
> being a full NIEM domain in that respect, and given that it looks like the
> Federal government is now in the health insurance business in a big way, I
> think the decision was made to effectively own the standard.
> Kurt Cagle
> Invited Expert, XForms Working Group, W3C
> Managing Editor, XMLToday.org
> kurt.cagle@gmail.com
> 443-837-8725
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Fraser Goffin <goffinf@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Kiurt,
>> I can empathyse, but what's up with ACCORD or Origo or Polaris. Aren't
>> these insurance industry standards that could provide you with a head
>> start both on semantics as well as syntax, and tolling and run-times ?
>> And if you need some more generalised information items, UBL, et al
>> Fraser
>> On 29/08/2012, Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Roger,
>> >
>> > First - I wanted to say again how much a pleasure it was to finally
>> meet
>> > you at Balisage. I only regret that I was not able to stay for the
>> full
>> > conference.
>> >
>> > There is an old cantrip to the effect that Perfection is the Enemy of
>> the
>> > Good. It is used to justify a great number of sins in programming as
>> > elsewhere, and I'd argue that while there is benefit to this position,
>> > there's also a point where Mediocrity is just as much the enemy of the
>> > Good, and in many respects far more dangerous.
>> >
>> > I can give a good example of this from my own work. I am working on,
>> among
>> > other things, trying to develop an ontology for data interchange in a
>> > Federal insurance program.  It is a project that%2

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