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OASIS Membership Jumps

In response to recent announcements including the industry portal, more XML users and vendors have joined OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards.

In its sixth year since being founded as SGML Open, OASIS has seen membership increase 300 percent.

New OASIS Sponsor members include DOCUMENTUM, Interwoven, Microsoft, Object Design, Reuters, and Wavo. IBM, NIST and Synthbank have upgraded their previous membership to Sponsor-level status.

"The response has been overwhelming," said Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS. "The need for objective, vendor-neutral resources like and OASIS is proven by the quantity and quality of industry leaders who have come forth to endorse and participate in our work."

Also joining OASIS as Contributor members are Bluestone Software, CourseNet Systems, Extensibility, GE Information Services, Hynet, iMediation, Novell, ProcureNet and Sequoia Software.

OASIS is a non-profit, international consortium dedicated to product-independent data and content interchange. Focusing on product interoperability, OASIS covers structured information standards including XML, SGML and CGM. OASIS operates, a global 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.