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The Register: IBM donates SOAP to Apache XML project

Jun 02, 2000, 13:56 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graham Lea)

"There's a bit more to the IBM/Lotus donation of its Simple Object Access Protocol (6,000 downloads from IBM's alphaWorks site) to Apache's XML Project than meets the eye. As Robert Sutor, IBM's XML program director, put it yesterday, IBM does not want the Internet to become "a battleground of competing, vendor-specific 'control points'."

"IBM criticised the first version of SOAP, but Microsoft rather surprisingly agreed to change the spec to be less-favourable to Microsoft software. As a consequence, IBM threw its support behind SOAP and is now at least the co-driver."

"IBM criticised the first version of SOAP, but Microsoft rather surprisingly agreed to change the spec to be less-favourable to Microsoft software. As a consequence, IBM threw its support behind SOAP and is now at least the co-driver."

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