WIMS> CIM> What is the W for?

WIMS> CIM> What is the W for?

WIMS> CIM> What is the W for?

Harry Lewis harryl at us.ibm.com
Tue Jan 6 16:04:26 EST 2009


Bill... I'm OK with "Systems" and I REALLY LIKE "Solutions". 

Regards,
Harry

Harry Lewis
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Craig and Harry,
 
OK. You find ?semantics? too limiting and too  tied in with the more 
general Semantic Model activities. 
 
But it is unlikely that we will define with management systems or 
management services.
 
How about ?Workgroup for Imaging Management Solutions? ? That certainly is 
general enough to cover anything we are likely to address and non-specific 
enough so that  anything we do address satisfies the term.
 
Comments?
 
Thanks,
 
Bill Wagner
 
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Craig
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Bill:
 
I also like the broader term ?Services? or ?Systems?  especially since 
?Semantics? might collide with the PWG semantic model (more narrow) 
activities. 
 
Best regards,
 
**CW
 
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Lewis
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Bill, thanks. 

I certainly understand that WIMS is not developing a service per se, and 
is not likely to, given our past. I just offer that we frequently find 
ourselves looking back at the name we have chosen and prescribe a lot of 
meaning, especially limitation (eg? I see no harm in keeping the original 
definition of WIMS and allowing the scope and charter to over (under?) 
reach the name). 

So, if we changing the meaning of WIMS (which I am not opposed to), why 
restrict to ?semantic? when ?service? is a broader concept to which the 
semantics we are defining will ultimately apply. In my opinion, this would 
allow more leeway for future reshaping w/o name consternation. 
Alas? far too many words likely already spoken (typed) on the topic? so 
I?m OK with either final consensus or w/g Chair conclusion. Which ever 
name we choose, the same great work will ensue... I'm sure! 

Harry Lewis
Program Manager - Intellectual Property & Open Standards
Phone: 303-924-5337
e-mail: harryl at us.ibm.com
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Harry, 
  
Although the original WIMS project was the development of a service 
(although we never did complete the binding) , I think we got the message 
that the world was not going to accept an imaging specific standard 
management  protocol. (?Disappointing since vendors appear convinced that 
it will accept imaging manufacturer specific protocols.) In focusing on 
WS-Man  and then on CIM as the path to WS-Management, we recognized that 
our best contribution was in identifying the imaging device/service 
management elements to be used within a standard management service 
(although what this service may still not be awfully clear). We also 
recognized, not only that SNMP was going to be around for a while, but 
that new management elements will need to be accessible via SNMP. So, on 
one hand, new and updated imaging management elements must be available in 
MIB form if they are to be accessible in most environments; on the other 
hand, they must be compatible with the Web Services paradigm that we 
expect will emerge. Indeed, Peter has said that Xerox will not support the 
generation of a MIB, but presumably would support the definition of 
objects characterizing  the state, capabilities and configuration of some 
aspect if an imaging service or device. 
  
In the CIM effort, WIMS has been translating the appropriate management 
elements defined in MIBs to CIM MOFs. In the updated charter, I suggest 
that we will not only continue to do this, but go further to translate 
management elements from other structures (e.g., IPP) as well as to define 
new elements (power management). Having identified such elements, WIMS 
must consider the bindings, if nothing else, then just to be able to 
verify the validity of these elements. (As we learned with the Counter 
Spec, abstract  defined elements, unimplemented and unbound to a usable 
transport , may have some severe problems.) So it is expected that we will 
deal with MIB as well as CIM bindings, (and perhaps others). But  the 
essence of the work will be in identifying the elements that allow 
effective management of the imaging service and devices (with probably a 
stress on devices). 
  
There is some overlap with the MFD semantics effort, largely because Ira?s 
original WIMS semantics were included. But the MFD effort is largely 
concerned with the semantics of  the services performing their functions 
rather than the monitoring, configuration and maintenance of the services 
and the devices executing the services. Eventually the management 
semantics that we develop may be incorporated into the overall Semantic 
Model. But in the meantime, hopefully, these elements will have been 
defined, bound to standard protocols , and demonstrated to provided 
effective management of imaging services and devices. 
  
Hope this makes our intent clearer, 
  
Thanks, 
  
Bill Wagner 
  
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Bill, sounds great. Only comment from me... didn't "S" used to stand for 
"Services"? Will we, in the future, risk feeling now that the groups 
efforts are LIMITED to semantics (whereas, semantics can always be viewed 
as supporting services)?

Harry Lewis
Program Manager - Intellectual Property & Open Standards
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e-mail: harryl at us.ibm.com
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I like "Workgroup for Imaging Management Semantics". Odd that we hadn?t 
thought of ?Work?? before. 
 
Any  objections? 
 
Thanks, 
 
Bill Wagner 
 
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Whitehead
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How about "Workgroup for Imaging Management Semantics" -- that way we 
don't need to explain the missing "G." 

dhw 

David H. Whitehead
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"Ira McDonald" <blueroofmusic at gmail.com> 
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Hi,

So, "Working Group for Imaging Management Semantics (WIMS)"

Bill is quite right that Services is not the correct scope.

A precedent is IETF PWG (Printer Working Group, originally
chartered for RFC 1179 and later for RFC 1759).

Cheers,
- Ira

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On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Harry Lewis <harryl at us.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> So that would be "Working group for Imaging Management Services"?
> (Semantics?) That'd be OK.
>
> Also, I'd have no problem retiring both PMP and WIMS and migrating into 
ISMS
> or some other agreeable new name.
>
> Also, I'd have no problem just keeping WIMS as is and not getting too
> concerned that everything in the bucket is not "Web based".
>
> Harry Lewis
> Program Manager - Intellectual Property & Open Standards
> Phone: 303-924-5337
> e-mail: harryl at us.ibm.com
> infoprint.com
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> I support W as  "Working group"
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> Richard_Landau at Dell.com
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>
> Re: changing the name of the WIMS group to reflect its broader scope
>
> If the goal is to retain the acronym WIMS, we must construct a suitable
> backronym.  The problem is the W, since the absorbed PMP items are not
> "Web-based."  The current charter draft suggests "Wide-scope."
>
> A few minutes with a dictionary yielded some other possibilities.
>
> Interesting but rejected:
> - Wagner's     (practical)
> - Wonderful    (boastful)
> - Whiz-bang   (flippant)
>
> Possible:
> - Well-known
> - Working group for, as in "Working group for Imaging Management 
Semantics."
>
> So long as the W does not stand for Washington, or for any other meaning 
of
> "W" recently related to Washington, it's okay.
>
> Of course, we could always change the name slightly, since lots of
> interesting words end in MS for Management Semantics.  For example, 
Imaging
> Systems Management Semantics, or ISMS.  Has kind of a nice ring to it.
>
> rick
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