Sun's use of "XML RPC"
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 08:43:57 -0800 From: Dave Winer <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, "XML-Dev (E-mail)" <email@example.com> Subject: Sun's use of "XML RPC"
Please check out this Sun Microsystems document:
Their marketing materials are highly disrespectful of the XML-RPC community, which has the largest deployed implementation of XML-over-HTTP technology, and has been in existence for almost three years. In their Contributions section, Sun points to everything else in this space, but not to XML-RPC. Here's a screen shot of that section.
The first document they point to, the W3C survey of existing technologies, points directly to:
as the first item in the list.
Professionally and ethically I don't think Sun has a leg to stand on. At this point in the evolution of open distributed computing standards, to omit XML-RPC says more about Sun's fear than it does about the quality of work and broad support of XML-RPC.
Sun mentions that they have the support of the following companies: Allaire, Apple, ATG, BEA, Bowstreet, Commerce One, HP/Bluestone, iPlanet, SilverStream, webMethods. I know technologists at these companies and consider them to have the highest ethics and integrity. Please correct this omission, Sun, and stop using the "XML-RPC" term in a generic fashion. Show the respect that is appropriate for a spec that so many independent developers are using. Thanks.
Dave Winer, UserLand Software Daily notes: http://www.scripting.com/ "It's even worse than it appears."