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How Apache & Plan 9 will defeat Microsoft's Passport: Dominance of Apache means Microsoft won't have the votes to enforce its approach (Linux.SYS-CON.com, 22 September 2003) ¡ª Linux gets a lot of press these days, but much of it appears condescending and is more about the phenomenon of its emergence and growth than it is about the value and use of the technology. That may be about to change, and for the better. As a group, the so-called "mainstream press" often appears to favor Microsoft and show an appalling lack of technical depth in its enthusiastic repetition of the latest Microsoft press release. There¡¯s been a lot of speculation on why this is and whether it even happens. So far, no definitive research provides answers one way or the other. I think there are two explanations. First, the press is largely the victim of a Microsoft marketing strategy that plays o... (more)

Sonic Contributes Enterprise-Class SOAP Messaging to Apache Axis 1.0

(October 15, 2002) - Sonic Software has contributed standards-based enterprise-class SOAP messaging capabilities to Apache Axis, the next generation of Apache SOAP 2.0. With the acceptance of source code for inclusion in Apache Axis 1.0, Sonic delivers its asynchronous Web services expertise to the largest open-source Web application community. Sonic's submission, which provides a fundamentally more reliable messaging transport infrastructure for SOAP, will help accelerate Web service adoption. Sonic's contributions will provide the first asynchronous capabilities to the core Apa... (more)

Ex- Apache Chairman Makes Java JCR Prediction

In an effort to advance Apache Foundation's new Incubator project, "Jackrabbit", Day - an international company, founded in 1993, and listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange - has announced it has provided Apache the Content Repository API for Java Technology (JCR). Day did so to spur adoption and collaboration of the JSR 170 standard throughout the industry. The Apache Software Foundation's former chairman, Roy Fielding, now Day's lead scientist, has joined the project in a mentoring capacity; as well as acting as Apache's representative in its Incubator project management committee. ... (more)

Apache Seeks Women

The Apache Software Foundation is looking to start a new mailing list  for women. The goal of the women@apache.org mailing list is to foster greater  participation by women in the ASF community. The Foundation expects the list to provide a supportive, encouraging forum to help women become more involved in ASF projects. It is open to men as well, for those who are interested in helping the Foundation providing a welcoming environment for female developers. Subscriptions are moderated, but public archives are available. Anyone who is interested in joining, should send an e-mail to w... (more)

Apache WSS4J 1.1.0 Released

The Apache WSS4J Development team has announced the version 1.1.0 release for Apache WSS4J Web Service Security implementation. Available is a binary as well as source distribution. As a courtesy for the WSS4J user the team has added an additional ZIP file that contains other required JAR files to install and run WSS4J. Apache WSS4J is an implementation of the OASIS Web Services Security (WS-Security) from OASIS Web Services Security TC. WSS4J is primarily a Java library that can be used to sign and verify SOAP Messages with WS-Security information. WSS4J will use Apache Axis and... (more)