Friday, September 19, 2003


I just stopped by the OASIS Messaging and Coordination page and got a good laugh. It appears that Karl Best and friends have decided to take on a few more specs. So, in addition to BPEL, we have:

Business Transaction Protocol (BTP)
OASIS Asynchronous Service Access Protocol TC
OASIS Web Services Composite Application Framework (WS-CAF) Technical Committee
W3C Web Services Choreography Working Group
Web Service Choreography Interface (WSCI)
Web Service Composite Applications Framework (WS-CAF)
Web Service Context (WS-CTX)
Web Service Coordination Framework (WS-CF)
Web Services Transaction Management (WS-TXM)
Web Services Choreography Description Language (WS-CDL)
Web Services Conversation Language (WSCL)
Web Services Transaction Framework
Web Services Atomic Transaction (WS-AtomicTransaction) [replaces WS-Transaction-V1, Part I]
Web Services Coordination (WS-Coordination) [Version 2]
Web Services Business Activity (WS-BusinessActivity) [to replace WS-Transaction-V1, Part II]
Web Services Transaction (WS-Transaction) [Version 1]
Web Services Coordination (WS-Coordination) [Version 1]
WS Choreography

A Bounty
Ok, enough is enough. Can we put out a bounty to be paid to anyone that manages to kill a working group? Honestly, I will kick in my fair share. For starters, let's whack WS-Choreography - I'll pay $500 USD to the person that disassembles this working group. Surely there are others that will kick in too... My fear is that as quick as we knock them down, the fine folks at Oracle, Sun and Iona will create new ones to replace the old ones. Hence, I propose that we find the professional spec writers at the aforementioned companies new jobs. Got a startup? Offer one of these guys a job! Not because you need them... because you'll have to spend less on marketing to educate the world on why your product doesn't support some bullshit specification that these people made up. In the end... it will all pay off

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