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FUDBusters: Java Spec Lacks Enterprise Vendor Buy-In

FUDBust: This is an excellent example of everything that's wrong with the Java community. Sun and its allies have been working for 18 months on a framework that makes it possible for Java-based business processes to cross application boundaries. But the group hasn't gotten buy-in from IBM, BEA Systems and Microsoft, three app vendors whose products are used throughout the enterprise.

IBM says it wants to focus on other standards, such as BPEL (Business Process Execution Language). Sun says IBM wants to perpetuate proprietary integration technologies, such as WebSphere. Microsoft just doesn't like Java. And enterprises, as usual, are left holding the bag. You can't implement an auto standard without the help of Ford and GM. Likewise, you can't build a Java business integration "standard" without IBM, BEA and Microsoft.