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OASIS Elects New Board of Directors

OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, has elected of a new board of directors led by Chrystal Software's Simon Nicholson who will serve as chairperson and Sun Microsystems' Bill Smith who becomes president.

Jonathan Parsons of Xyvision Enterprise Solutions will serve as vice president/secretary/treasurer and Bob Sutor of IBM Corp. as chief strategy officer. DataChannel's Norbert Mikula will become chief technical officer and lead the technical track. Mary McRae (DMSi) serves as chief marketing officer and leads the marketing track. Alan Hester (Xerox) serves as director and liaison to the CGM-Open affiliate consortium.

OASIS is a non-profit, international consortium created to promote product-independent data and content interchange. Focusing on product interoperability, OASIS covers structured information standards including XML, SGML and CGM. OASIS operates XML.ORG, an XML industry portal featuring an XML registry and repository that offers automated public access to XML schemas for electronic commerce, business-to-business transactions, and tools and application interoperability.