Members of the Organisation for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (Oasis) is to develop a global web services framework to define a methodology for a broad-based, multiplatform and supplier-neutral implementation.
The Oasis Framework for Web Services Implementation (FWSI) Technical Committee will design a template for web services deployment to enable systems integrators, software suppliers and in-house developers to build e-commerce solutions faster, according to Oasis.
The committee will define functionality for building web services applications and service-oriented architectures.
Specifically, the committee will specify a set of functional elements for practical implementation of web services-based systems.
At first glance, the Oasis project appears similar to the Basic Profile for web services being set up by the Web Services Interoperability Organisation (WS-I). But the technical committee expects to complement WS-I.
Committee member Sun Microsystems also is a major supporter of the WS-I Basic Profile. The committee will use applicable work within Oasis and other standards groups.
Oasis FWSI Technical Committee include CommerceNet, IDA, Information Technology Standards Committee of Singapore, RosettaNet, SIMTech, Sun, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID) at the University of Hong Kong, Yellow Dragon, and other Oasis members. Participation remains open to all organisations and individuals.
Paul Krill writes for InfoWorld