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Saturday, March 31, 2007
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One of the first things that is brought up when one talks of web services interoperability is the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) and conformance to the WS-I basic profile, and how that ensures interoperability (Allrighty, I am deliberately choosing not to talk about how WS-I punted on XML Schema profiling and how you can build web services that are WS-I basic profile compliant but NOT interoperable).

Many folks have the impression that the WS-I is a standards organization. It is important that it is not and that it is a coalition of vendors.  There is a rather interesting blog post by Erik Johnson, the former chair of the WS-I XML Schema Planning Working Group, that sheds some light on some of the internal processes at this organization.

As someone who is actively involved in the standards work that is going on at OASIS, it is always fascinating for me to get insight into how other organizations work with specifications and standards in the SOA and Web Services space.

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