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Subject: [ebxml-dev] New WSCI spec competes with BPSS....
The new Web Service Choreography Interface spec has been developed and released by a consortium including Sun, BEA, Intalio, and SAP. The spec can be found here: http://titan.intalio.com:8080/intalio/wsci/ According to a contact at Intalio (prime movers behind BPMI), and I quote: > Think of wsci as an ebxml killer and the public interface to any process, > making it reusable and exposing it where needed since that process is a > private implementation (BPML) Basically, it looks like WSCI is intended to supplant BPSS. This is a bit strange, given Sun's participation and support of ebXML initiatives. WSCI would be used to specify public processes, whereas BPML would be used to specify private (internal) processes. It distresses me that the whole world of XML-dialect standards seems to be splintering as soon as you try to get anywhere beyond the basic specs (XML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI) that the vendors have all agreed to. Seems that vendors are still playing their usual games vying for proprietary lock-in higher up in the protocol stacks. It behooves the users/customers to loudly complain and demand standards-based, interoperable solutions. We've had a taste of the benefits that such an approach brings to the table....let's keep pounding the vendors till they deliver on such promises higher in the stack as well. This also leads me to believe that there might be market share gain opportunities available to software vendors that take the high road of global standards compliance (New Era/Sybase come to mind here). I'ld be interested in hearing from Sun people that hang on this list as to what their intent is regarding ebXML standards (like BPSS) versus this new WSCI proposal. ...Andrzej Chaeron Corporation http://www.chaeron.com
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