Security/identity / XML · 2005-11-07

It takes two to tango

(Now I’ve got that tune in my head — you know the one — yun dun dun dun, dah dah dah dah dah…)

From a Sun press release issued on Friday:

Sun Facilitates Interoperability Between Java Technology and .NET Via Open Source Web Services Implementations

Java Technology and .NET Integration Breaks Down Barriers to SOA Adoption

For our customers who have intensely heterogeneous environments (and that includes pretty much 100% of the really big ones), we’re always trying to make things easier and to give them the choices they want and need. For many of them, it answers an important question if they know they will have flexibility in hooking up application components using our Java technology and Microsoft’s WCF. Connecting this to Glassfish is a measure of our real commitment. (I always wonder if Microsoft is secretly pleased about these open-source plans… We’ve also got an open-source project called Wiseman for WS-Management, in case you didn’t know.)

I’m late with this news, having been a bit busy + under the weather this weekend, but others have already commented. Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart offers remarks here as one who’s got an extremely close view of the project, and Tim Bray gives his (thought-provoking as always) perspective here.