In an unexpected move, Sun Microsystems Inc. said it will join the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards' (OASIS') Web Services Business Process Execution Language technical committee.
A Sun spokesman told eWEEK that Sun will be joining the WSBPEL technical committee and will be in attendance at the first face-to-face meeting of the group, slated for May 16.
"Absolutely, Sun will be joining," the spokesman said. "We will be there at the first meeting on May 16. No rep named yet but we will have one by then."
The move indicates something of a turnabout for Sun, which is supporting an alternative specification to handle Web services orchestration, known as WS-Choreography. That standard, also supported by Oracle Corp. and others, is being developed under the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).