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RE: OffTopic -- Always look on the sunny side ....

From: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 16:58:52 -0700
Message-ID: <EDDE2977F3D216428E903370E3EBDDC908118A@MAIL01.stc.com>
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

Great! Now the lawyers will define Web services for us ...

By the way, from reading Maureen O'Gara's article at http://www.sys-con.com/linux/articlenews.cfm?id=681, it looks like Charlie is productizing his IP under the code name DASCOA (Discovery and Connectivity Oriented Architecture) and claims that "it simplifies the writing of Web services considerably, and does not require SOAP, WSDL or other encumbered specifications". I never liked the term Web services much because it sounds too generic, but DASCOA definitely sounds much worse ;-).

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Champion, Mike [mailto:Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 3:55 PM
> To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
> Subject: OffTopic -- Always look on the sunny side ....
> [Background: some clown named Charlie Northrup was given a US 
> Patent that he
> claims covers Web services.  This article in XML Journal gets 
> the reactions
> from various people in the XML community to Northrup's 
> attempts to enforce
> it]
> http://www.sys-con.com/XML/articlenews.cfm?id=627
> "BEA's Tyler Jewell as usual takes a refreshingly honest and 
> upfront view.
> ... "Charlie's lawyers are going to have a devil of a time 
> determining what
> Web services even are, much less figuring out how their 
> patent remotely
> applies." 
> So, I guess we have done the community a great service by 
> trying so hard,
> and failing so badly, to define "Web services" :-)
Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2003 19:58:59 UTC

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