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Subject: Re: Did ebXML Help Accelerate the Web Services Evolution?

Thanks all for an excellent, and quite lively, thread.


Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> I'm in a bit of a "controversial" (tongue-in-cheek) mood today, so I
> thought I'd through this out and see what comes back. My thoughts are
> spurred by a book on that I am currently reading. Please note as you
> read this that I am in a position in which I am vendor neutral.
> 3 years ago, when the first phase of ebXML was getting ready to wind
> down, I was a mere observer on various listservs, so I don't have the
> perspective of someone who was in the throws of things. However, I've
> been thinking: Did ebXML Help Accelerate the Web Services Evolution?
> More specifically: I understand that there was a "schism" of sorts at
> one point (exactly when I am not sure) in which several major vendors
> pulled out of ebXML. These vendors happen to be those that are
> considered to be the driving forces behind Web Services (by this I mean
> the "SOAP/WSDL/UDDI"). Web Services.
> I wonder - if this "schism" did not take place (assuming that it indeed
> did), would Web Services have taken off as quickly as they did? Did this
> "schism" give more motivation to these vendors to evolve the "base" Web
> Services standards as quickly as they were evolved? What if these
> vendors had not pulled out of ebXML? What would the landscape look like
> now?
> Thoughts? Comments?
> Kind Regards,
> Joe Chiusano
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