gSOAP 2.3.8, and you do care.
From Dave Bettin - gSOAP 2.3.8:
We are pleased to announce the gSOAP 2.3.8 stable release for C and C++ Web services: ** Support for ANSI C and C++, including STL and templates
** Full support for SOAP 1.1 and 1.2
** Full support for WSDL 1.1 (WSDL document import and generation)
** Proven interoperability (including all SOAP encoding types, SOAP sparse arrays, bitmasks, and Schema simpleTypes and complexTypes)
Why do you care about a C++ soap library on sourceforge, oh ASP.net blogger? Indigo will work with this. This will work with Indigo . With IBM proving interoperability with MS, with BEA working on full interoperability, and with open source actively producing specification-compliant libraries, this means that producing truely interoperable services is within your grasp - and in fact may be very easy to grab. As your services are easier to consume and consumable by more people and technologies, the value of those services goes up. And producing value is what it's all about (note that I didn't say revenue - value).
So cheer when Java has a library implementing advanced WS-* standards. Cheer when open source libraries are produced that can generate and consume services... Don't dispair that that asp.net loses value when other technologies can do the same thing - being able to interoperate adds value, and makes asp.net and .net in general an easier choice for the enterprise. This means that your boss will be more receptive when you contend that .net wins in other areas and should become your tool of choice.