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07:59 Jun 28, 2004
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
English term or phrase:forum swapping
Other conflicts, born of parallel standardization efforts, also need resolution. Earlier this month, executives from 11 technology companies sent an open letter to the W3C requesting that an advisory committee be formed to find "convergence" between the two Web services specifications.
The uncoordinated standards processes stems from the practice of "forum swapping," in which vendors submit their existing technology to a standards body that best suits their needs, said Andrew Updegrove, an attorney with Gesmer Updegrove.
"The practice is currently running riot in the Web services area, where a varying group of companies that usually includes Microsoft, IBM, BEA and a few other companies 'pre-bake' the standard, and then offer it to a standards body," said Updegrove, a standards expert.