Talk:Open Services Access
Hi, in a presentation accessible from the ETSI website http://portal.etsi.org/docbox/TISPAN/Open/OSA/default.htm the abbreviation OSA is spelled out as "Open Service Access" (and not Architecture). Does somebody know where the 'official' meaning of OSA can be found? I looked also on 3GPP and Parlay websites: it's always Open Service Access, though I found some publications from third parties that call it Open Service Architecture. If nobody contradicts, I will change the wording in this page (and also the text on the page with the abbreviation OSA).
This definition is wrog. If I have a time I will fix it.
I bet this wrong spelling of OSA is a mixture of Open systems architecture and Open Services Access. Could any registered user change it as suggested above?
No it is not. See http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/html-info/TSG-WG--C5.htm. The TS 29.198 specification is named "Open Service Architecture (OSA) Application Programming Interface (API) - Part 1", on the other hand the TS 29.198-01 is called "Open Service Access (OSA) Application Programming Interface (API); Part 1: Overview". Maybe Open Service Access handle the application side, and the Open Service Architecture deals with the Gateway part? --- 01 aug 2007, fatso
- I found the reason: in 2000 the 3GPP decided to rename "Open Service Architecture" into "Open Service Access". See also the 'pink' note on http://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/html-info/23127.htm --- 02 aug 2007, fatso