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Subject: Re: Did ebXML Help Accelerate the Web Services Evolution?
Thanks all for an excellent, and quite lively, thread. Joe 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 > > The ebxml-dev list is sponsored by OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> The > list archives are at http://lists.ebxml.org/archives/ebxml-dev/ > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription manager: > <http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/>