UDDI gets a committee
UDDI is often the missing link when developers talk about their Web services
implementations. They will explain how they are using SOAP. They will explain
how they are using WSDL. But when asked about the UDDI component, they often say
they haven't gotten around to that.
Observers predict that UDDI will likely move forward now that the standard
has its own technical committee at OASIS. The committee members include some of
the big names in software and Web application development with BEA Systems,
Computer Associates, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, IONA, Microsoft,
Oracle, SAP, Sun Microsystems, TIBCO, VeriSign and WebMethods among the
Noting that UDDI ''provides a foundation for the infrastructure needed to
drive the success of Web services,'' IBM's Tom Bellwood, co-chair of the OASIS
UDDI Specification Technical Committee, said the new OASIS group will work on
both standardizing the UDDI specification and developing best practices for its
use by developers.
Microsoft's Luc Clement, another co-chair of the committee, added that
advancing UDDI in this way ''will help accelerate adoption and benefit the
Participation in the new UDDI committee is open to all organizations and
individuals, according to OASIS, which will also host an open mail list for
public comment on its proposals.
For more information, click on http://www.oasis-open.org.
Rich Seeley is Web Editor for Campus Technology.