Press Release Industry Portal Moves Forward with New Managing Editor

Boston, MA, USA-November 29, 1999–OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, today announced that Craig Chevrier has joined the consortium as managing editor of In this new position, Chevrier will drive editorial strategy and content for, the industry portal that provides vendor-neutral information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. “My primary focus will be to broaden the content of so it continues to be a place where the industry turns for objective XML information,” said Chevrier. “ebXML, the joint initiative headed by OASIS and the United Nations to develop a global electronic business XML framework, is one example of the kind of exciting, cross-industry work that will showcase.” Chevrier brings extensive experience in web site production and editing to his position at OASIS. Most recently, he served as internet content manager for Trans World Entertainment, the largest music retailer in the United States. At Trans World, Chevrier led several XML implementations on, the company’s online retail and entertainment site. “Craig will coordinate a team of internal and external resources to develop and procure informative, relevant content for,” added Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS. “He will also act as an advocate for the portal, raising awareness of the site as an independent, valuable resource for anyone interested in the application of XML.” About OASIS 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 sponsors include Adobe Systems, AND-USA, Arbortext, Bentley Systems, Boeing, Chrystal Software, Commerce One, Corel, DataChannel, DMSi, Documentum, Dun & Bradstreet, Enigma, Excelergy, Extricity Software, GCA, IBM, InformIT, Inso, InterCAP, Interleaf, Interwoven, ISOGEN, ITEDO, Keyfile, Larson Software, Microsoft, NextPage, NIST, Object Design, Oracle, POET Software, Reed Technology, Reuters, Sabre, Sequoia Software, SoftQuad, Software AG, STEP, Sun Microsystems, Synthbank, System Development, Wavo, Xerox, XMLSolutions, XyEnterprise and Zeh Graphics Systems. About ( is a self-supporting community resource designed to provide a credible source of accurate, timely information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. Hosted by OASIS, the world’s leading independent organization for the standardization of XML applications in electronic commerce, serves as a reference for XML DTDs, schemas and related information. Sponsors of include: Commerce One, DataChannel, Documentum, GCA, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SoftQuad and Sun Microsystems. # # # For more information: Carol Geyer, Program Manager, OASIS, +1.412.963.1479, ###