[LINK] W3C Service Modeling Language Standard

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Mar 26 13:10:18 AEST 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?

More at 

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