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RE: CIO.com story on WS standards

From: <Daniel_Austin@grainger.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2003 09:36:17 -0500
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I thought the part about user organizations and the requirements phase was
well stated. Overall, the article certainly seems pessimistic, if not
altogether cynical.



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Seems like this is perceived as some kind of gold rush and everyone's
getting out there to stake his/her claim...

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Sent: vendredi, 3. octobre 2003 04:14
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Several members of this list were on a panel discussion at Web Services
today about WS standards, led by Anne Manes.  She used this article
http://www.cio.com/archive/100103/standards.html as discussion fodder,
others may find it interesting.

"Everyone wants Web services standards. CEOs think the technology will
create new opportunities. CFOs believe it will save millions. Vendors
see a
pot of gold at the end of the Web services rainbow. And CIOs know that
linking to customers and partners over the Internet will revolutionize
business and IT. So what's the holdup? The usual suspects: Politics.
Suspicion. Fear. Greed. "

Who, us? :-)

But seriously, while I disagree with much of it, we clearly do have to
consider it as a datapoint about the public perception of what we
(collectively, not just WSA WG or W3C) do.

Paul Krill of InfoWorld was in the audience; it will be interesting to
if he writes anything about the panelists' collective rebuttal.
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