In the debate about open standards at the Cloud Summit on Tuesday, one speaker argued powerfully that standards follow innovation rather than delivering it, an observation that those of us with involvement in the world of standards have long understood. Early standardisation indicates there are vendors attempting to lock a market, and that’s exactly what lay behind the formation of WS-I in 2002. Now that web services are generally marginalised in favour of REST, WS-I has packed up shop and archived itself at OASIS. Good move.
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