Stories by Paul Krill

Document spec for e-commerce is approved

Looking to provide a catalyst for e-commerce, OASIS on Monday announced ratification of Universal Business Language (UBL) Version 1.0, which defines a common XML library of business documents for use in online transactions.

Tools wrap: Java and .Net get a boost

BEA Systems and Enerjy Software this week are expanding Java tools efforts while MKS is focusing on boosting Microsoft's Visual Studio .Net development platform.

BEA touts industry-specific solutions initiative

BEA Systems is rolling out its BEA Enterprise Solutions program, featuring the company's Solution Frameworks initiative to link BEA WebLogic Platform with partners' products for deployment of SOAs (service-oriented architectures).

Java integration spec pushed

Sun Microsystems and several other vendors on Wednesday released an early draft of a specification intended to ease integration of Java-based systems, but IBM and BEA Systems have dropped out of participation in the effort.

Microsoft focuses on apps modeling

Microsoft is looking to extend visual modeling of applications in its Visual Studio 2005 platform, with an early release of technology to enable developers to author industry-specific modeling tools.

Microsoft ponders licensing for app virtualization

Noting two evolving areas of software licensing, Microsoft is pondering how to license when multiple instances of an application are run on a single computer, but is not eyeing a plan for utility-based computing, in which charges are based on individual usage.

Cognos reassigns new exec after indictment

Cognos has announced that Andrew Cahill, who was a senior vice-president at the company, has been reassigned to other duties after being indicted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with activities at his previous employer.

Gates undaunted by Linux

Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates, during an appearance on Friday at the US Computer History Museum, expressed no fear of Linux usurping Windows in the software industry.

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