Subject: Re: [soa-rm] Definition of "Service Consumer"
Personally, I'm not game for votes on individual definitions. I just want to reiterate my assertion that "invoke" is too narrow a word here, given the discussion that took place originally over "requester" vs. "consumer". I'm still not convinced such a role is even required to be defined in this document unless the consensus is to model the RM in a "rigid" modeling language. -matt On 8-Apr-05, at 2:34 AM, Gregory A. Kohring wrote: > > Here is a summary of yesterdays proposals for defining > the term "Service Consumer": > > 1) Software that invokes an instance, > > 2) Software that uses a service instance, > > 3) An agent that wishes to interact with a service, > > 4) An agent that interacts with a service in order to > achieve a goal, > > 5) An entity that binds with a service is playing the > role of service consumer, > > where the suggested definition of "agent" was: > > 1) An Agent is a software program acting on behalf of an owner. > > (By substituting this definition in some of the above suggestions > you can come up with yet more definitions of service consumer.) > > > Now, just out of curiosity, how do we proceed from here? > Do we vote on one of the suggested definitions? (This implies we > should vote on the definitions of all the terms to be used in the > final document.) Or do we leave it up to the editors to pick the > definition which best fits the style of writing being used > within the final document? > > > -- Greg > > > > -- > ====================================================================== > G.A. Kohring > C&C Research Laboratories, NEC Europe Ltd. > ====================================================================== > -- Matthew MacKenzie firstname.lastname@example.org * Read my blog! http://blog.tekni.ca/