Fujitsu Statement on WS-Reliability and ebMS
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 13:09:45 -0800 From: Jacques Durand <JDurand@fsw.fujitsu.com> To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com> Subject: About Web Services Reliability and ebMS
About Web Services Reliability and ebXML Messaging
Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, Oracle, Sonic Software, and Sun, have just published (today, Jan 9th) a "Web Services Reliability" specification draft, which is expected to serve as a starting point for a new standard initiative.
The group intends to promote a royalty-free technology for reliable message delivery in Web Services. Along with several members of this group, who also happen to participate in the ebXML Messaging TC, we (Fujitsu) expect this work to converge with the next MS reliability iteration (in ebMS V3.0), while bringing in companies which were not committed to ebXML in the first place but which believe reliability is critical to the deployment of Web Services.
The current specification does not assume explicit or implicit ties to a surrounding business context (as contrasted with, for example, the ebXML concept of a conversation as an instance of a defined collaboration). This leads to some minor differences in the solution, that we do not see as irreconcilable at all. We hope to align the details more as the two protocols evolve.
We hope this new initiative will resonate well with ebXML MS TC members, and we expect some mutual benefit: the initial specification clearly borrows from the ebXML experience, and in return the sharp focus of this group on reliability can produce reusable results for V3.0, while addressing more explicitly the WS context.
We look forward to some form of cooperation with the ebXML Messaging TC. For example, in the event an OASIS TC forms to standardize the specification we have released, this could happen via a Joint Committee. We certainly are available to discuss any aspect of this initiative with the Messaging TC.
The WS-Reliability specification working draft is available royalty free for download from each co-editor's Web site; (a FAQ will also be ready soon)...
Jacques Durand, Kazunori Iwasa, Masayoshi Shimamura Fujitsu Software Tel: (408) 456 7917
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See background in "Web Services Vendors Publish Royalty-Free WS-Reliability Specification." General references in "Reliable Messaging."