Sun Microsystems and webMethods have won seats on the board of directors of the Web Services Interoperability Organisation (WS-I).
The WS-I promotes interoperability among systems to lower the cost of integration, and develops web services profiles and practices to integrate systems.
The two executives who will serve on the board are Mark Hapner, chief web services strategist at Sun, and Andy Astor, vice president of enterprise Web services at webMethods.
The executives will join WS-I founders Accenture, BEA Systems, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP.
"Sun's election to the WS-I board demonstrates that there is broad industry alignment in the push to establish a set of converged and open standards for web services," said Sun's Mark Hapner, according to internetnews.com.
Cape Clear Software, Nokia, SeeBeyond Technology and VeriSign were all unsuccessful in their bids for seats on the board.
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