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· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · May
· · · · 17 (1 entry)

Gunfight at the WS Corral · As a student of WS-Geography and WS-Politics (and there’s a <em>lot</em> to learn), my eyebrows were first raised by a pointer to <a href='http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/wsrm/200404/msg00086.html'>a warmish protest</a> (I quote: “... the draft Oasis Web Services Reliability specification was savaged in a most unfortunate manner... We are also informed that the IBM assassination attempt will be posted on the Oasis web site which further adds insult to injury...”) concerning a presentation entitled <cite>Critical Comparison of WS-RM and WS-R</cite>, which is indeed <a href='http://www.oasis-open.org/events/symposium/slides/ferris.ppt'>posted on the Oasis site</a>. However, to keep things fair, the site also has a pointer to <a href='http://www.oasis-open.org/events/symposium/slides/wsrm_notes.pdf'>the response</a> from the <a href='http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=wsrm'>WSRM TC</a>. I totally have no opinion as to who’s right, or if the problem is a fruitful area for standardization work. But I wonder why, if there are differing ideas on how to solve this problem, and there is a standards organization at work, the differing ideas aren’t being hashed out in the standards organization. Clues may be found in the email thread beginning <a href='http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/wsrm/200307/msg00008.html'>here</a>. It’s tough for strangers to learn a new landscape when it’s ravaged by warring tribes.
 
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