Press Release

Companies and Individuals Contribute to Registry/Repository and XML Conformance at Upcoming OASIS Summer Workshop

OASIS Welcomes Individual Members with Special Offer

Boston, MA, USA, July 22, 1999-Companies, individuals and industry associations involved in XML are invited to participate in the sixth annual OASIS Summer Workshop. This year, Workshop highlights will include sessions dedicated to the Consortium’s Registry and Repository and XML Conformance Technical Committees. “The OASIS Summer Workshop will provide an arena for major XML users and vendors to interface on cutting-edge technical work,” said Mary McRae (DMSi), chief marketing officer of OASIS. “The goal is to map strategies and execute deliverables that insure true XML interoperability.” In addition to OASIS committee working sessions, the OASIS Board of Directors will conduct their quarterly meeting, interface with the Board of Directors of CGM Open, an OASIS affiliate organization, and meet with the Steering Committee. The recently formed Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from sponsoring organizations including Commerce One, DataChannel, Documentum, GCA, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SoftQuad and Sun Microsystems, will hold their second strategy meeting during which they will finalize policy regarding allowed schema languages for schema submissions for Registrations are now being accepted for the three-day meeting that will address future directions for the registry and repository capabilities of, the XML industry portal, and other OASIS technical projects. The members-only event, which will be held August 11-13 in Montreal, Canada, is expected to attract XML users and vendors from around the world. For the first time ever, the OASIS Summer Workshop is open to individuals, who are now able to join the consortium as part of recently restructured membership. As a special incentive, the OASIS Summer Workshop’s 150 USD meeting fee will be waived for Individuals who join OASIS for 250 USD before 10 August. “Any company or individual involved with XML — or anyone who plans to become involved — should be represented at this event,” said Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS. “Decisions will be made here that will affect the future direction of the industry.” Membership in OASIS is open to any organization or individual interested in contributing to the work of the Consortium. For more information about membership in OASIS, visit Information on the OASIS Summer Workshop is provided on OASIS ( is a non-profit, international consortium dedicated solely to product-independent data and content interchange. Focusing on product interoperability, OASIS embraces the complete spectrum of structured information standards including XML, SGML and CGM. OASIS operates (, the first global XML industry portal featuring the XML Registry and Repository that offers automated public access to XML schemas for electronic commerce, business-to-business transactions, and tools and application interoperability. OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, AND-USA, Arbortext, Bentley Systems, Chrystal Software, Compaq, DataChannel, DMSi, Documentum, Dun & Bradstreet, Enigma, GCA, IBM, Inso, InterCAP, Interleaf, Interwoven, ISOGEN, ITEDO, Keyfile, Larson Software, Microsoft, NextPage, NIST, Object Design, POET Software, Reed Technology, Reuters, Sabre, SoftQuad, Software AG, STEP, Sun Microsystems, Synthbank, System Development, Wavo, Xerox, XyEnterprise and Zeh Graphics Systems. For more information: Carol Geyer Program Manager OASIS +1.412.963-1479 ###