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

There is quite some information about this product on-line at:


Does this give enough information about "WSRR's proprietary registry
protocol" to understand how this would (or would not) map to ebXML Registry
functionality?  Some of these documents have IBM email addresses of their

-----Original Message-----
From: Farrukh S. Najmi [mailto:farrukh@wellfleetsoftware.com] 
Sent: 30 April 2007 19:26
To: David RR Webber (XML)
Cc: regrep@lists.oasis-open.org
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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