OASIS Working on SOA Blueprints

An OASIS committee has announced a project to create technical blueprints for businesses vying for a reliable way to develop applications for a service-oriented architecture.

The new SOA Adoption Blueprints Technical Committee will develop, maintain and update a set of business profiles or adoption blueprints, illustrating the practical deployment of services using SOA. Each adoption blueprint will include a business problem statement, a set of business requirements and a set of functions to be fulfilled, all neutral to a vendor and specification. The committee will start with Generico, a blueprint created by The Middleware Co., the project’s host. Generico will be the basic adoption blueprint, and the committee expects other blueprints will address other business needs.

The committee will accept data, including sets of standards, specifications, source code or other methods, to create a blueprint’s functions and requirements. Other blueprints will be based on end-user needs, such as policy management and business to business.

According to the site (OASIS-Open), the first committee meeting is set for Thursday, Sept. 1, with monthly meetings to follow.

Committee members include Adobe Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capgemini, DataPower, Infravio, MW2 Consulting, Raining Data and Satyam.

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Kathleen Ohlson is senior editor at Application Development Trends magazine.