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eXtensible rights Markup Language (XrML) is a digital rights language designed for securely specifying and managing rights and conditions associated with various resources including digital content as well as services. It was developed by ContentGuard who contributed to OASIS as a basis to a digital rights language.

XrML is used with Web Services Security (WSS).

Organization: OASIS

More information: OASIS Rights Language Technical Committee page on the OASIS website

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The Savvy Manager's Guide

Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide (Second Edition)

by with David Dick

This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.