declaration of determination, part 3(written on 1/1/4)
Unless there is an argument to the premise that market control rests with the J2EE developer, we are ready to form the governance of this market. As Jefferson, Mao, and Havel have shown, it is not in the content as much as in the context. Vendors and customers alike must either present a cause for parity, or begin to implement the organizing structure of the Java Economy:
1. All Java API's will be open sourced on java.net.
2. All WS-I approved specifications will be open sourced on wsi.org.
3. All vendor specific enhancements to Java and WS-I specifications will be published in at least two on-line databases - - freely accessible over the Internet.
4. Developer certification programs will be managed by non-vendor organizations.
5. Application portability testing will be open sourced and made available at no charge.
6. WS-I will maintain a database of available directories, with an overview of the services offered in each directory.
7. The open source community will hold elections on-line once every year to elect a representative from the developer community to the WS-I Board.
8. WS-I Board and working group committees will be recorded and the minutes will be posted within thirty days of completion.
9. Developers will be included in working group meetings and will have communication outlets to suggest topics and issues.
10. All XML end-points will be freely accessible, with WS-I certification of compatibility, and a guarantee of royalty-free, to prevent vendor taxes on XML exchanges.