OASIS Looks to Standardize Web Services
The organization has announced an initiative to define specifications that will help software customers better utilize Web services to create composite applications.The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, better known as OASIS, announced Wednesday a new initiative to define a set of protocols that will standardize Web service consensus protocols that are used in SOAs (service oriented architectures). The initiative brings in some heavyweight vendors in the ERP (enterprise resource planning) and integration markets, including Microsoft Corp., SAP AG, Oracle Corp., Tibco, Software Inc., webMethods Inc., IBM, Iona Technologies plc, Hitachi Ltd., and Composite Software Inc. As part of the new WS-TX (Web Services Transaction Technical Committee), the companies will work with OASIS to define specifications that will help software customers better utilize Web services to create composite applications.
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