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Subject: RE: [ebxml-dev] New WSCI spec competes with BPSS....

Thank you Bob, I agree, it is far more important to define the
articulation between the standards (and hopefully manage them to the
correct alignment) rather than trying to "kill" or puncture holes. This
has been my approach since the beginning. It is clear that BPML, Web
Services and ebXML are complementary. BPML deals with the automation of
internal business processes, Web Services provide the infrastructure by
which all network components provide a homogenous way to interact with
them, and ebXML deals with B2B transaction and data exchange which have
very specific (and precise) semantics as well as protocols. See without
services, a workflow engine would have to know a lot about how to access
a component. Web Services have flatten that out. 

Web Services being a low level specification, it can also be used in a
lot of different scenarios (outside of BPML/ebXML). I certainly don't
understand the animosity of Web Service guys towards ebXML. I wish an
authority like Chris Ferris would step up and point at what's "rotten"
here. It will ultimately become an embarrassment to the Web Services
community as they will hold positions that make less and less sense,
throwing a shadow of doubt into the whole technology. 

Overall, this whole thing is a very difficult subject, and what most of
us want is something useable, not marketing crap wrapped in fancy HTML

Jean-Jacques Dubray____________________
Chief Architect
Eigner  Precision Lifecycle Management
200 Fifth Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: bhaugen [mailto:linkage@interaccess.com]
>>Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 4:50 PM
>>To: andrzej@chaeron.com; Todd Boyle
>>Cc: ebxml-dev@lists.ebxml.org
>>Subject: Re: [ebxml-dev] New WSCI spec competes with BPSS....
>> Todd says:
>> > ebXML has some of the best scientists in the world, they have
>>> already been through BPML and punctured some logical
>>> holes in it.  And probably learned some useful things from it.
>>Who's punctured logical holes in BPML?
>>Let's not start any new standards-group-marketing rumors.
>>The relationships between these groups are strange.
>>BPSS and other ebXML+eBTWG projects have had
>>high-quality participation from some people in both
>>BPML and BTP.  To name two, Jean-Jacques Dubray
>>of BPML and Tony Fletcher of BTP.  We've had some
>>mutually-respectful conversations pointing to the strengths
>>and fitness for use of each spec.  That is, each of them
>>has particular best use-cases. Some of them could
>>play together nicely. We can actually think about it together
>>somewhat scientifically.
>>Then you get the would-be marketroids
>>from all of the groups who just want to diss
>>"the competition".  Or "kill BPSS".
>>We need Scott Adams to come up with a new
>>Dilbert character for these guys.
>>-Bob Haugen
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