The SOA Working Group contributed to the Open Group a draft version of SOA Ontology 2.0. The standard defines a formal ontology for Service Oriented Architecture. The ontology is written in the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and contains classes and properties corresponding to the important concepts of SOA.
OASIS announces that the UDDI and FWSI technical committees have closed and completed their work.
OASIS announces a 2008 symposium on Composability within SOA to address the technical and business facets therein. The symposium will be an opportunity for researchers and business users to discuss challenges, best practices and experiences.
XACML, the eXtensible Access Control Markup Language, an Oasis standard approved more than 2 years ago, has been demonstrated to work cross vendor platforms on Burton's Catalyst Conference last week.
OASIS has released WS Reliable Messaging, WSRM Policy and a new specification, WS-MakeConnection, for public review. Comments are due until 27 February.
The SOA Reference Model, an attempt to develop an abstract Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture within the OASIS group has officially been approved by vote to become ratified as an OASIS standard. This document helps establish the constituent parts of SOA and their relationships at an abstract level.
On September 16, a Call For Vote will be issued to all Voting Representatives of OASIS member organizations. The OASIS Reference Model for Service Oriented Architecture v1.0 will be put to a vote for standardization. Members will have until the last day of September, inclusive, to cast their ballots on whether this Committee Specification should be approved as an OASIS Standard or not.
The freebXML Registry team announces the release of version 3.0-final of the royalty-free open source implementation of the ebXML Registry standard. InfoQ gets some information about this release from Farrukh Najmi, one of the leaders of the project.
The OASIS Web Services Reliable Exchange TC has published a committee draft of WS-ReliableMessaging (WS-RM) 1.1 and WS-RM Policy Assertion 1.1, an important step towards a single standard for reliable web services messaging.
Lori MacVittie has written an excellent introductory article to SOA governance, including an overview of relevant standards and the different kinds of product offerings.
The OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) Technical Committee announced today that WSRP 2.0, the latest major revision of the portal integration technology specification has gone into public review.
WSO2 last week released Tungsten, an Apache license web services appserver platform that supports all the components of the WS-* stack and provides an integrated, tested runtime combining all the key components of the Apache Web Services stack. Tungsten apps can be written as POJOs or via direct programmatic access to XML using AXIOM or the STAX API (The Streaming API for XML).
ACID transactions don't work for long-lived use cases. This article documents historic approaches taken in the CORBA and J2EE communities toward extended transactions, how SOA is a more natural fit, and why WS-TX & WS-CAF may finally hold the answer.