The SOA Blueprints was an industry initiative led by The Middleware Company (TMC) in conjunction with a consortium of vendors and thought leaders in the enterprise Java market. Last November, when the research arm of TMC was discontinued, leading middleware providers and implementers formed a steering committee to determine the fate of SOA Blueprints.
According to Miko Matsumura, vice president of marketing for Infravio Inc., OASIS will make a good home for the project because it archives all committee activities for public view, exposing any vendor-specific agendas so they can be weeded out of the process.
Matsumura submitted the basic, "Generico," blueprint developed at TMC to OASIS and will head the Blueprints TC.
"The typical response users looking to build a service-oriented architecture have gotten is proper implementation of SOA means, 'Buy my product,'" Matsumura said. "The idea [of the Blueprints] is that a user can turn to a vendor and say, 'You need to implement this blueprint in order to demonstrate your capabilities.'"
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