PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> DMTF / CIM -- Printer vendor participation?

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> DMTF / CIM -- Printer vendor participation?

Re: PMP> DMTF / CIM -- Printer vendor participation?

JK Martin (jkm@underscore.com)
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 15:43:31 -0400 (EDT)

Lee,

Thanks for the heads-up on this new DMTF work.

Did they say anything about the WBEM initiative announced way back last
July? Seems to me that the WBEM info announced by Microsoft alluded to
some sort of "partnership" of sorts with the DMTF, such that they were
going to share in the development of WBEM (in some way).

Also, was Sun's new Java-based "JMAPI" work discussed for integration?

How about any references to the various CORBA-related activities going
on with net-based management?

Whatever the DMTF comes up with will certainly be interesting to
review. However, it's hard to imagine that they are doing anything
more than simply reinventing the wheel for the bulk of their effort.

What does their approach offer the world that doesn't already exist in
the other approaches? Where is the differentiation? Why would they
roll their own, rather than joining an existing effort?

Lee, I don't expect you to answer most of these questions, but I was
others might be able to shed some light here.

...jay