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Subject: Re: Suggested Modification For Figure 24 Service Description

My concern would be that a SOA service is defined as access to one or  
more capabilities, and having capability in the service description  
model in a different context will likely be confusing.  However, would  
it be useful to change Functions to Business Functions?  While this  
doesn't really say anything different, i.e. your business is whatever  
you are interested in doing, it would be consistent with an emphasis  
on the "business" use of SOA.


On Apr 27, 2009, at 3:11 AM, Danny Thornton wrote:

> In Figure 24, Service Description, I propose changing "Service  
> Functionality" and "Functions" to "Service Capability" and  
> "Capabilities".  A service can be discovered in a registry based on  
> a lookup of capabilities.
> I don't think there is a common distinction between function and  
> capability, however, I would say that function is closely related to  
> requirements and the conception of a system while capability is more  
> closely related to the description of a service.
> Danny

Ken Laskey
MITRE Corporation, M/S H305      phone: 703-983-7934
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McLean VA 22102-7508

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