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Subject: ebSOA slide presentation


I have developed a set of slides ot help explain our work to date. 
Anyone wishing for copies, please contact me offline and I can email 
them to you (about 5 mb). You are all welcome to reuse, modify etc these 


Chiusano Joseph wrote:

>I'm seeking opinions regarding the shift from bringing ebXML TA 1.04
>forward as stated below to the new purpose, only because I am giving a
>presentation on SOA to a major U.S. federal agency next month at which
>this question may be brought up. I have also received some "ad hoc"
>inquiries in various forums.
>I should state up front that I am not in any way questioning the
>decision that was made regarding the shift in focus of this TC (I think
>it's a good shift), but rather I am seeking information as to what the
>challenges of the original focus were (or may have been if the focus
>were continued as such).
>More context:
>There have been some mentions in the press over this past year regarding
>how an effort such as the one originally proposed - for example, David
>Linthicum's ebizq.net article of April[1], and the January NetFusion
>article regarding the DoD EMALL's adoption of ebMS, in which (on p.2) it
>states "Ongoing efforts to merge ebXML and Web services efforts might
>help spur adoption in the U.S., analysts say.".
>And these are just 2 examples of several. Given the public support for
>such a path, what are the reasons that it has been abandoned? And do we
>anticipate such work ever being done in another forum?
>If you would like to reply, please do so online. Offline replies make me
>wonder whether or not I should mention what was told to me in public. :)
>Thanks so much,
>[1] http://www.ebizq.net/hot_topics/soa/features/4323.html
>"(ebXML’s Move To SOA: Clearly A Good One")
>[2] http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0126dod.html?page=1
>("'Next EDI' gains key proponent")
>Duane Nickull wrote:
>>Our front page states:
>>" The purpose of the TC is to continue work on the ebXML Technical
>>Architecture to bring it from v1.04 to a more current architecture that
>>takes into account both subsequent releases of the ebXML specifications
>>and other Web Services and service-oriented architecture works."
>>I would like us to consider rewording it to be more reflective of our
>>charter and our work.  IMO - the sentence above does NOT accurately
>>capture the work we are doing.
>>"The purpose of the TC is to develop an eBusiness Service Oriented
>>Architecture (eb SOA) that takes into account Web Service standards,
>>ebXML and other service-oriented architecture works.  The eb SOA
>>specification will be expressed as a combination of a normative
>>specification and a catalog of architectural patterns.  The intent is to
>>capture the patterns of SOA specific to the requirements of global
>>electronic business."
>>I do not believe the second statement requires that we reword our
>>charter and is in fact more accurate to what our charter and mandates are.
>>I would like to propose a discussion of this during our next conference
>>call Wednesday September 22, followed possibly by a vote.
>>Senior Standards Strategist
>>Adobe Systems, Inc.

Senior Standards Strategist - Adobe Systems, Inc. - http://www.adobe.com
Vice Chair - UN/CEFACT Bureau Plenary - http://www.unece.org/cefact/
Chair - OASIS eb SOA TC - http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=ebsoa

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