Subject: RE: [soa-rm] Good article about OASIS IPR
Its certainly interesting
“, as evidenced by the most popular Web server's (Apache) inability to embrace one of the most important new security standards (WS-Security), the licensors of the technology behind certain, supposedly open standards are realizing that those standards could face market rejection (which in turn could lead to product rejection) unless the license incompatibilities between the market's favorite software and the most important standards are resolved.”
This will probably come as a surprise to the Axis group @ apache.org, and certainly the Apache(web server) team, both that Apache (web server) should worry about WS-Security and that Axis aren’t supporting WS-Security.
There are some interesting points in the article but a lots of misunderstanding (and wrong information) about how things operate. It tends to miss that many of these groups (look at Paul Fremantle over on WS-RX) have active OSS participation and its often the case that OSS are first out the door with the standards (not that they lag).
Cracker of a comment at the end
“Just not by enough people because it's hard to fight the FUD and get the word out”
I’m not sure he has cleared the debate up for me, especially given the new OASIS IP licensing policy.