It’s a gem.  I never want to hear “there’s too many definitions of SOA” or “There’s no definitive definition of SOA” ever again.

There is.  It is here.

By Nick Malik

Former CIO and present Strategic Architect, Nick Malik is a Seattle based business and technology advisor with over 30 years of professional experience in management, systems, and technology. He is the co-author of the influential paper "Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture" with Dr. Brian Cameron that effectively defined modern Enterprise Architecture practices, and he is frequent speaker at public gatherings on Enterprise Architecture and related topics. He coauthored a book on Visual Storytelling with Martin Sykes and Mark West titled "Stories That Move Mountains".

4 thoughts on “Finally got to read the SOA Reference Model from OASIS”
  1. Glad you like the RM Nick.

    The OASIS SOA-RM TC is currently working on the SOA Reference Architecture. We’re a friendly bunch, dealing with a pretty complex task, so please feel free to drop on in and participate 🙂

  2. Hi Anil,

    In addition to the job I have that consumes a bit more than my full time, I’m also writing a book at the moment.  I appreciate the invitation, and will ask around to see what ‘softie is involved, but I doubt it will be me.

    — Nick

  3. Ah.. Completely understand. Wish you success with the book.

    Just as an FYI, while there are ‘softies participating in other OASIS WS TC’s, at this point in time, there is no active participation (listserve, F2F meetings) by anyone from MSFT on the SOA-RM TC. Would love to see that change.

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