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Standards group Oasis looks at web services management

The Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (Oasis) plans to work with other standards organisations to define a standard way of using web services architecture and technology for managing distributed resources.

The newly formed Oasis web services distributed management (WSDM) technical committee plans to work with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) as well as with other Oasis security and web services concerns. Oasis will align its work with similar efforts at the other organisations.

"This is significant in that this new technical committee is going to focus on Web services, not only management using web services but the management of web services (themselves)," said Winston Bumpus, chairman of the committee and director of standards at Novell.

The committee plans to base its work on the DMTF CIM (Common Information Model) and expand that model to include web services, Bumpus said. The Oasis WSDM 1.0 specification is targeted for completion in January 2004.


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