SOA is a software paradigm which has been around for some years,
albeit being called something else. Examples were CORBA- or MOM-
based (message-orientated middleware). However it has taken the
invention of Web Services as a SOA implementation to bring SOA to the
larger IT community's notice. We do not want this group to concern
itself solely with Web Services, however it would be useful to
consider WS in a SOA context and in relation to other technologies,
both SOA and non-SOA based.
Examples of self-proclaimed SOA vendors include IONA, Sonic Software
and CapeClear as well the Jini/JavaSpaces community. With reference
to the latter you mmight also like to visit
So come and share your thoughts, questions, inspirations and
proposals for this pivotal technology.