From: Dave Winer (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Dec 30 2000 - 07:20:52 PST
James, and James, those lists have generally not included any UserLand
services, yet I think we have more than anyone else. What should we be doing
to publicize our interfaces that we're not doing? Dave
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Tauber" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 4:48 AM
Subject: Re: Total SOAP services available on the Net as of 12/29/2000: 17.
> > I think next year xmethods.net will see some fantastic growth in the
> > number of SOAP services available on the Web.
> > For now, there are just seventeen, according to http://www.xmethods.net/
> But it must be born in mind that there are many web services (many of
> use SOAP) that are not listed simply because they aren't public.
> In 1999, Bowstreet started a catalog of web services on the net. Our
> focus was, like xmethods, on publicly available web services. However, we
> found that almost all our customers and partners were interested, not in
> publicly available web services, but web services offered only to *their*
> customers and partners. In many of our Fortune 100 customers, business
> are providing web services for consumption only by other business units.
> So our focus for the last year has been on these intranet and extranet web
> services. That's not to say there won't be a fantastic growth in the
> of SOAP services publicly available, but the overall number will be
> considerably larger.
> (the other) James
> PS James, if your mission is to catalyze and evangelize Web Services, we
> should definitely be talking.
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