I hope Sun is elected. It's not that the other five companies
aren't deserving, but Sun's role in XML and Java has more than earned it this
spot. If it Sun is denied this spot, there'll be a lot of eyeball rolling and
well- justified "here we go agains."
Nearly a year ago, when IBM and Microsoft first got together to form the
WS-I, they approached a select few companies that they considered to be leaders
in Web Services technologies and asked them to become founding members. In what
appeared to me to be an
industry power play, Sun was not one of the select few.
Well, to quote your president -- "I respectfully
disagree." Sun has done little to foster the goals of WS-I. They aren't members
of SOAPBuilders, they
were sucky about the initial invite, they've pushed
back against SOAP since the beginning, and they think FTP is a web
If it were up to me, I'd have difficulty picking two out of Cape Clear,
VeriSign and webMethods, and I'd likely write in a vote for Simon Fell.The
opinions expressed here are mine, and have nothing to do with my employer, I
just like SOAP and fear for its future.