OASIS Membership Jumps

In response to recent announcements including the XML.org 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
XML.org 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 XML.org, 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.

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