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Subject: Re: [soa-rm-ra] Policy Types

I have ben thinking about Don's policies.

To me, they are not policies in the same sense that we have talked  
about. More like business logic.

However, having said that, there may be as a good reason to articulate  
business logic as there is policy. I would note that many people  
consider technologies like BPEL to be exactly that: ways of encoding  
business logic in a language that is closer to the decision makers.  
(Personally, I do not think that BPEL is all that good for that; but  
hey its in XML so it must be good)

The kinds of constraint that show up in business logic are not nec.  
the same as show up in security or admin policies. In order for us to  
architect a 'customer discount policy' for example, or a 'shipping  
policy', requires a transparency to capability that we have not  
considered before.

I.e., if we wanted to describe and enforce that kind of business  
logic, then architecturally, the issue of which shipping policy one  
might use would have to be brought out of the service capability in  
such a way that we could establish the link.

To do that, we would need to have a stronger idea of what processing  
takes place.

I.e., in the mantra of knowing who is doing what to whom; we would  
need to be able to decide what in as much detail as whom.

P.S. apologies if this seems too meandering.

On Jun 2, 2008, at 11:39 AM, Don Flinn wrote:

> Beware you carbon-based entities!  It won't be too long -
> Sincerely,
> R2D2 (aka Don)
> Ken Laskey wrote:
>> except T4 will be the good guy
>> On Jun 2, 2008, at 11:50 AM, Duane Nickull wrote:
>>> Does this mean we’ll see “T4 – the rise of SOA” in a theatre soon?
>>> ;-)
>>> On 02/06/08 8:28 AM, "michael.poulin@uk.fid-intl.com <mailto:michael.poulin@uk.fid-intl.com 
>>> >" <michael.poulin@uk.fid-intl.com <mailto:michael.poulin@uk.fid-intl.com 
>>> >> wrote:
>>>> Don wrote:
>>>> One of the purposes of SOA is to facilitate the replacement of  
>>>> humans by machines.
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