In a chronicle (Europe 1 radio - 25th of November 2007: http://www.europe1.fr/informations/chronique-t2.jsp?idboitier=767123#) Jacques Attali points out a very good news: GS1 France is about to launch an independent ONS root, which announcement will occur on the 03th of December.

However there are still some important remaining questions that need to be addressed if the "EPC network" wants to be the "Internet of Things"