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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:len.bullard@intergraph.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 11:03 AM
> To: Chiusano Joseph; Dare Obasanjo
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Why XML for Messaging?
> That's news to me.  Details?  Do you mean Balmer and Schwartz 
> making nice?

Here's the most recent of a series of announcements since the agreement
- announcement title is "Microsoft and Sun Publish Web Single Sign-On
(SSO) Identity Specifications":


Also see the following paragraph in the above:

"The press conference marked the one-year anniversary of a 10-year
technical collaboration agreement, first announced in April 2004, which
outlined a framework for increased cooperation between Sun Microsystems
and Microsoft Corp to enable their products to work better together.
This press event updates information provided in the December 2004
progress report."

The URL for the progress report is:

Since the agreement, Microsoft and Sun have also begun collaboration on
a series of specifications, including several that are on an open
standards track, including WS-Addressing (W3C) and the recently
announced OASIS WS-RX TC[1] (not a prescription for Web Services, but a
reliable messaging spec comprised of WS-ReliableMessaging and WS-RM

[1] http://www.oasis-open.org/news/oasis_news_05_10_05.php


Kind Regards,
Joseph Chiusano
Booz Allen Hamilton
Visit us online@ http://www.boozallen.com
> Last I saw, the W3C is demanding more numbers and the big 
> vendors save Sun are fighting it publically.  The W3DC 
> embraced it because Sun stepped up to do the right thing 
> technically and financially (a binary is a must have in graphics). 
> len
> From: Chiusano Joseph [mailto:chiusano_joseph@bah.com]
> > Because Sun goes to the trouble of getting an international 
> standard 
> > for it.  Microsoft is fighting that idea.
> I thought there was a deal in April 2004.
> Joe


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