OASIS elects open source, financial services, cybersecurity, and IT leaders to its Board of Directors

CA Technologies, Fujitsu, Intel, Mitre, and U.S. Bank executives join OASIS leadership

17 August 2018 -- OASIS, the international standards and open source consortium, announced the results of its 2018 Board of Directors elections. The makeup of the Board reflects the consortium's reach into the open source community as well as its reputation as the home of foundational cybersecurity, privacy, legal, and cloud computing projects.

Margaret LaBrecque of Intel; Jenny Menna of U.S. Bank; and Jim Cabral of MTG Management Consultants were elected and Frederick Hirsch of Fujitsu; Gershon Janssen, an independent privacy consultant; Paul Lipton of CA Technologies; and Richard Struse of Mitre were reelected to the OASIS Board.

They join Board Directors with continuing terms: Martin Chapman, Ph.D., of Oracle; Beth Pumo of Kaiser Permanente; and Bruce Rich of Cryptsoft.

"The worlds of standardization and open source development are moving beyond coexistence to coalescence. OASIS is uniquely positioned to enhance this coming-together," observed Gershon Janssen, chair of the OASIS Board of Directors. "These new Board members bring vital expertise and fresh perspective that will ensure our ability to meet the challenges ahead. It's an exciting time to be part of OASIS."

OASIS expressed thanks to outgoing Board members, Dawn Jutla of Saint Mary's University Sobey School of Business and Monica Palmirani of the University of Bologna's School of Law. The consortium offered special thanks to retiring Board members, Jenny Huang of AT&T and Dave Ings of IBM. Dave provided leadership for OASIS since 2009.

Trey Darley of New Context and Jacques Durand of Fujitsu were reelected to the OASIS Technical Advisory Board (TAB).

OASIS CEO and executive director, Laurent Liscia, welcomed the new Board Directors and TAB members. "Cybersecurity, cloud computing, and legal standards have long been strong areas of focus for OASIS, and our Board is made up of experts who will ensure we continue to serve and grow those industries. I'm also excited to have leaders experienced in open source development. Their guidance will help shape the next chapter for OASIS."


OASIS is one of the most respected, member-driven standards bodies in the world. It offers projects—including open source projects--a path to standardization and de jure approval for recognition in international policy and procurement. OASIS has a broad technical agenda encompassing cybersecurity, privacy, cryptography, cloud computing, IoT, legal, emergency management, augmented reality, and more. Any initiative for developing code, APIs, specifications, or reference implementations can find a home at OASIS. Each project operates independently under industry-approved process and IPR policies. Some of the most widely adopted OASIS Standards include AMQP, CAP, CMIS, DITA, DocBook, KMIP, MQTT, OpenC2, OpenDocument, PKCS, SAML, STIX, TAXII, TOSCA, UBL, and XLIFF. Many of these have gone on to be published as ISO, IEC, or ITU standards. New work is encouraged, and all are welcome to participate. OASIS members can be found in 100+ countries on virtually every continent. Major multinational companies, SMEs, government agencies, universities, research institutions, consulting groups, and individuals are represented.

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