The SOA Initiative aims at fostering the growth of a business ecosystem in the Service Oriented Architecture domain. The objective is to put together OW2 projects with other open source projects in an industrial class SOA-compliant framework with associated use-cases and demonstrators.
In building SOA Initiative, we expect consumers and producers of technology to help identify the solution(s) to their integration issues, to work together to produce this/these solutions and to participate with OW2's marketing and communication team in their promotion. In this respect OW2 is the perfect place for its business neutrality where participants can freely exchange ideas, technologies, information, etc.
End users will participate at the same level as developers. And, to answer the classic Open Source question "Who will support me?", the SOA Initiative will represent also a network of companies committed to support the technologies integrated in the solutions collectively promoted by the Initiative.
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