Subject: Re: Ariba - open?
From: Brian Fox <bfox@supplysolution.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 12:04:15 -0800


   Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 13:45:50 -0500
   From: Jean Camp <Jean_Camp@harvard.edu>

   Ariba, www.ariba.com, is claiming to have the industry's leading open
   global platform for e-commerce. Now what does "open" mean in this context?
   Do they mean 'published API"? Or " open source" or just "open for
   business"?  I did look around the web site but could find nothing that shed
   light.

Open "API".  XML document specifications and transmission
specifications through www.webmethods.com

Brian