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Subject: RE: [ogsi-wg] RE: [ws-caf] WS-Resource Framework
From: Ian Foster [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 5:34 PM
To: Savas Parastatidis; Newcomer, Eric
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: [ogsi-wg] RE: [ws-caf] WS-Resource Framework
We (the WSRF authors) are very familiar with WS-Context and certainly agree that it has an important role to play.
However, we also believe that there are important situations in which stateful resources need to be identified and managed as first-class entities: thus WS-Resource Framework. Thus the enthusiastic response we are seeing to the proposal from the IBM and HP Web services teams, as well as many others.
At 10:06 PM 1/22/2004 +0000, Savas Parastatidis wrote:
I agree with your comments. In fact, back in August 2003 we used WS-Context as an example of how stateful interactions and/or distributed units of work could be modelled. This was part of our proposals for a WSA-friendly framework for building Grid applications (http://www.neresc.ac.uk/ws-gaf).
From: Newcomer, Eric [mailto:Eric.Newcomer@iona.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 6:28 PM
To: Mark Little; Savas Parastatidis; email@example.com
Subject: RE: [ws-caf] WS-Resource Framework
I have the general impression of the OGSA specs as the equivalence of CORBA.
On the topic of the WS-Resource Framework in particular, I've looked through the specs and I think WS-Context could have been used, and it's unfortunate it wasn't. I suppose the Resource Framework effort grew out of the Grid work however so it has a completely independent origin.
I also agree that I can't see a practical difference between context management in transactions and the context management defined for the Resource Framework.
It would be nice to try to converge these things at some point and in some organization - is that OASIS?
Ian Foster www.mcs.anl.gov/~foster
Math & Computer Science Div. Dept of Computer Science
Argonne National Laboratory The University of Chicago
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