Sun Takes Seat on WS-I Board
Sun Microsystems won a two-year term March 25 on the Web Services Interoperability Organization board of directors.Sun Microsystems won a two-year term March 25 on the Web Services Interoperability Organization board of directors. I caught up with Mark Hapner, chief Web services strategist for Sun, and asked him to outline the companys plans, now that its an "insider." Hapner started with a circumspect approach to his new board seat, acknowledging that while Sun has been a member of several WS-I working groups, he needs to learn the ropes of the boards process. However, he clearly has thoughts on what Sun would like to see happen at WS-I.
"Were interested in helping the WS-I open up some of the procedures. In the initial stages of any organization, there needs to be tight control, and now the WS-I is at a stage where it is opening up," Hapner said.