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ZDNet: Apache Falls Victim to OASIS Patent Shelter

Jul 13, 2005, 03:15 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)

"Ever since a debacle with ebXML (subsequently diffused) and, later, the way the Web Services Interoperability organization (the WS-I) selected Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) as the venue for 'ratifying' certain Web services standards (as opposed to going through the more IP-progressive World Wide Web consortium--the W3C), I've been meaning to out OASIS for what I think it really is: a patent shelter. ebXML, by the way, is an international e-commerce standard that was designed by IBM and Sun in record breaking time at the request of the United Nations..."

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