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Subject: Re: [regrep] Should IBM being working with us on this?

My response to the blog may be found here:


David RR Webber (XML) wrote:
> FYI.  But the recent developments the past week on rr-dev on using
> OMAR with simpler GUI tools - maybe what IBM needs here? Sometimes a
> simple breakthrough can make all the difference in adoption...
> I would suggest some dialogue could be critical - especially given
> IBMs commit to regrep for IHE/XDS - aligning on the one secure
> registry base would be a power play for them...
> DW
> IBM Calls for New SOA Registry Standard
> Joe McKendrick, ZDNet Blog
> IBM spokespeople are saying that the UDDI standard for registries isn't
> cutting it, and the "time is now" for a new registry standard more
> focused on today's SOA realities. In the meantime, IBM will be offering
> a proprietary solution. In a new report in ITWeek, IBM managers state
> that SOAs have stretched the Universal Description, Discovery and
> Integration (UDDI) web services standard to the limit, and that it's
> time for a new standard. 
> Burton Group's Anne Thomas Manes had just
> issued a report that IBM's WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
> (WSRR) 6.0.1 doesn't fully support UDDI, the commonly accepted standard
> behind SOA registries. IBM, however, says that UDDI was originally
> designed for Web services, which invoke point-to-point connections
> across the network. (In fact, it was designed to be the "Yellow Pages"
> of the e-business world.)
> But what enterprises need now is a registry
> standard that addresses the building-block, enterprise approach of SOA,
> Big Blue says. SOAs require different information about services than
> do Web services, IBM claimed. According to Sunil Murthy, a manager for
> WebSphere Service Registry and Repository at IBM's Software Group, UDDI
> will not allow for role-based access to services, does not let companies
> manage a service's life cycle to enable governance, and does not allow
> for services to be searched. The IBM representatives quoted in the
> article could not predict what a new registry standard would or should
> look like, but said vendors should take their time in sorting things out.
> http://blogs.zdnet.com/service-oriented/?p=864
> See also Burton:
> http://searchwebservices.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid26_gci1252107,00.html
> "The way to be is to do" - Confucius (551-472 B.C.)


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