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> price to be paid by many in our community who chose
> to gut ISO and really did not understand what they
> were doing. Their tears now do not move me.
"He also contends that the standards development in governmental
organizations, such as the United Nations, is a very politicized process."
Oh yeah, the folks who designed network protocols so that the national
postal systems, which morphed into the national telegraph systems, which
morphed into the national phone systems, which morphed into the national
data carriers, could make money charging per bit.
You know, don't you, that the acronym ISO had to be deliberately chosen
to not stand for anything in English so that AFNOR (the French national
standards body) wouldn't walk away? Claiming ISO is any more or less
political than W3C, IETF, ANSI, IEEE, OASIS, et al, is ridiculous.
Once he's done whining about how web services derailed ebXML, not much
else in that article makes sense. WS-I is not a competitor to OASIS.
WS-I does not add any IP claims to other's standards. Yes, there are
things in the IBM/MSFT web services stack that are proprietary -- I've
written about that many times -- but they're not part of WS-I.
And, BTW, did he *read* the WS-I IP document? It binds everyone who
joins to don't sue cross-license agreement. You cannot get a strong RF
Does he *like* OASIS (yes, since it was joint with UN and CEFACT), or
dislike it (because it's not a standards organization).
Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
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