These updates make mediated awareness fit better with the ecosystem and distributed emphasis of the SOA RAF.
The paragraph "The same medium for awareness may be direct in one context and may be mediated in another ..." conflicts with the newly added and clarifying sentence "Those acting in the roles of consumers, providers, or mediators may reside
within a single ownership boundary or interactions between them may cross ownership boundaries."
I would suggest removing the paragraph "The same medium for awareness may be direct in one context ..." and couching direct awareness as a priori or the "result of having previously established an execution context" as in the previous paragraph.
From: Peter F Brown <email@example.com>
Subject: FW: Possible disposition of Danny's points on mediated awareness
To: "Danny Thornton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Estefan, Jeff A (3180)" <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 11:34 AM
Forward from list – sorry I didn’t include you in the original send out to the list.
Before folding them into the main document, I’d like your review of where things stand now for section 4.2.1
In the attached extract, I have already taken as agreed a number of the edits we discussed explicitly today. The sidebar comments indicate where the changes are made. The one we didn’t address was the most radical, taking a
scalpel through the Awareness Mediator diagram and some of the related text.
On reflection, I think Danny has it right, for a number of reasons – not least of all that it also addresses (by avoiding and deleting related wording!) the issue about whether only a consumer can discover a service, rather
than also the other way around. Evidence would seem to point, increasingly, to mediators also providing services with consumer “descriptions”: we are not at the point – yet – of a consumer exposing an API (although most cell phones come very close) or providing
a standardized description of “consuming capability” but we are not as far away as one might think (look up Vendor Relationship Management, Personal Data APIs, API economy, etc.).
Please take a look at the attached reworking – for which I have kept the changes tracked. If there is no pushback or alternative wording, I’ll include this in the latest Gold copy which I will distribute at the end of the week
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