WS-I Expands Membership
The Web services standards body is expected to announce a new category of membership and new organizational members.BALTIMOREThe Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) Tuesday is expected to announce a new category of membership and new organizational members of the standards consortium. WS-I officials said the organization has created a new category of membership called associate members. New associate members include the Object Management Group (OMG), the Open Applications Group Inc. (OAGI) and the Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium (POSC), as well as the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). WS-I is scheduled to make the announcement at Gartner Inc.s Application Integration and Web Services Summit here. Tom Glover, chairman of the WS-I board and IBM Corp.s program manager for Web services standards, said the new membership category will enable WS-I to have better interaction with other standards organizations that are working on Web services specifications. The new memberships will also increase cooperation and coordination between WS-I and other standards organizations.
"The fundamental significance is were going to start being able to more effectively work with these organizations," Glover said.