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Subject: Re: [soa-rm] Definition of "Service Consumer"
Matthew, OK, here a fewer other choices which might be deemed more "respectful"... Service Consumer: 1) End-user of a service. 2) An agent which, acting on behalf of its owner, uses a service. 3) An entity which utilizes a service 4) An entity which consumes the product or information produced by a service. Note all of these definitions depend upon the definition of the term "service". Have we agreed on this already? Perhaps we should start there first... -- Greg Matthew MacKenzie wrote: > I think services deserve respect, lets try not to exploit them :-) > > Gregory A. Kohring wrote: > >> Thomas, >> >> Perhaps one should use a somewhat broader definition which captures >> the human user as well: >> >> Service Consumer: An entity which exploits a service. >> >> >> -- Greg >> >> >> Thomas Erl wrote: >> >>> Now that we've decided on the term "service consumer" it may be >>> useful to formally define it. The term "consumer" is used by the WS-I >>> Basic Profile wherein it is simply defined as "Software that invokes >>> an instance." >>> >>> Thomas >>> >> >> > -- ====================================================================== G.A. Kohring C&C Research Laboratories, NEC Europe Ltd. ======================================================================