Yesterday, OASIS announced that it had approved Web Services Reliable Messaging 1.1, Web Services Reliable Messaging Policy 1.1 and Web Services Make Connection 1.0 as OASIS Standards. This is wonderful (if not long awaited) news from my perspective as it culminates a project that I have been working on for the past 4 1/2 years, since its inception.
Work was started last year in WS-I to incorporate these standards into a new profile, the WS-I Reliable Secure Profile 1.0 (RSP 1.0). Work on that profile is based on the IBM RAMP profile that I began and lead back in 2005, to build industry support for development of a new WS-I profile that would enable many important B2B use cases that required secure, reliable and asynchronous delivery of messages between business partners. Now that all of the specifications upon which the RSP profile is based have been adopted as standards by their respective development organizations, the RSP 1.0 profile development and interoperability testing will become the next key area of focus, as we work through the composition and interoperability aspects of the relevant standards.
As for product adoption of the new standards, IBM has shipped the WebSphere Application Server 6.1 Feature Pack for Web services which includes support for the WS-RM standards as well as the other standards related to the WS-I RSP1.0 profile. Other vendors have also begun shipping support for these stanards in their latest product offerings.
Certainly, I believe that this will open up a new wave of Web services adoption between business partners now that the key quality of service protocols like WS-RM, WS-Secure Conversation and WS-Addressing have all been formally adopted as OASIS Standard or W3C Recommendations.
Industry Standards, XML and Web services, distributed computing, and interoperability