Hitachi Position Paper, Web of Services for Enterprise
Bob Freund, for Hitachi Ltd
Current haphazard tessellation amongst
standardization bodies is harmful, confusing and employs too many
- Hard to follow:
- Large companies can watch several standardization bodies, but
it is not possible for small companies
- This is especially difficult for Japanese companies because
most information on current activities is provided in English
- If you blink, you might miss the moment of harmony.
- Irregular Partitioning:
- Potential specification submitters wonder where to submit
- Is the rule
core to W3C and app-level to OASIS?
- … or is it
transport to W3C and protocol to OASIS
(er, which is which?)
- … or is it
Webbish to W3C and other to OASIS unless it
is DMTF or maybe we form a new group…?
- N.B., there is no Web in Web services; ah maybe yes or no
- Decision seems to be increasingly arbitrary
- … unless it is based purely on the political climate.
(and that seems to be pretty weird, or is it just the way things
are these days?)
- Same People are Everywhere in Web services
- In the course of a week, we hear the same voices on
teleconferences of at least three different organizations.
- There are really fewer than it seems; they move around so
- OASIS, W3C, and WS-I share many of the same key members
- Was there a Second Shooter on the Grassy Knoll?
- It is unthinkable that the current situation would be by
intent, or was it?
- We should consider intelligent design with respect to the scope
of the organizations
- We can take a more Darwinian approach to the technology
- Let chaos develop tasty new species.
- We can work on the cookbook and the standards later
- Declaration of scope of technologies to be covered by W3C
- Explicit partitioning, even in relative expression to other
standardization bodies like OASIS, may be beneficial.
- By limiting the scope of technologies, W3C may be able to
optimize its investment.
- In the Web services area, explicit cooperation with OASIS may
be helpful. (diplomacy, a treaty perhaps, but at OASIS five folks
willing to take the time can form a TC on anything)