[LINK] W3C Service Modeling Language Standard
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Mar 26 13:10:18 EST 2007
A consortium of IT companies has proposed web standards
<http://www.w3.org/Submission/2007/01/> for Service Modeling Language
(SML <http://www.w3.org/Submission/2007/SUBM-sml-20070321/>) and SML
Interchange Format (SML-IF
After controversy with the ownership of previous standards, the
companies, including CA, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, and
Sun Microsystems, have offered the technology royalty free.
The standards are very abstract and might be used to describe any
form of service, such as getting your car washed. But clearly the
authors intended them for IT services. It will be interesting to see
if the complexities of such services can be reduced to an XML format
which is processing by machines and understandable by people.
IBM is to set up a SOA center in Australia in 2007. Perhaps it will
use the new standards?
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