China Accelerates Participation in International Open Standards As OASIS China Office Is Launched Hosted by Changfeng Alliance
Beijing, China; 15 March 2007 -- OASIS, the international open standards consortium, has selected Changfeng Open Standards Platform Software Alliance to host the new OASIS China Office in Beijing. Established in 1993, OASIS brings together organizations from around the world to agree on intelligent ways to exchange information over the Internet and within their businesses. The OASIS China Office will focus on increased opportunities for new participation and enhanced services for existing members in China. A Chinese version of the OASIS web site has been introduced in support of this outreach effort.
"OASIS enjoys increasingly strong participation from the Chinese business community. The new OASIS China Office will enable us to better support and grow our membership base in this very important area of the world," commented Patrick Gannon, president and CEO of OASIS. "As a recognized advocate of open standards in China, Changfeng Alliance has the expertise and commitment to provide the highest level of support for our Chinese members."
"Chinese companies have much to contribute to the international dialogue on open standards," noted Lan Xiao, Secretary General of Changfeng Alliance. "The driving philosophy behind OASIS is that all those affected by eBusiness standards should have a voice in their creation. We want to help Chinese organizations realize the benefits of working with other software developers from around the world to ensure China's needs are represented in the standards that affect trade, and to promote the adoption of OASIS Standards by Chinese software companies."
According to Xiao, Chinese companies are drawn to OASIS because the Consortium encourages open collaboration on interoperability issues critical to Asia, such as Web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The international focus of the Consortium facilitates global participation. Members of each OASIS technical committee specify which language they will use to conduct their work, and most discussions are held via email or conference calls to accommodate participants from multiple continents.
In conjunction with the OASIS China Office launch, the OASIS Unstructured Operation Markup Language (UOML) Technical Committee was also announced. This new committee will advance an XML operation standard for unstructured documents based on a specification created by Beijing Sursen and supported by China's UOML Alliance. The chair of the OASIS UOML Technical Committee is based in China, and the Committee will bring developers in China together with others throughout the world.
Chinese organizations interested in learning more about OASIS should contact Andy Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changfeng Open Standard Platform Software Alliance is composed of well-known software companies and third-party intermediary service organizations. Founded in 2005, Changfeng aims to promote the development and adoption of open standards in China. http://www.changfeng.org.cn/
OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards. Members themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight, open process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. The consortium produces open standards for Web services, security, e-business, and standardization efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries. Approved OASIS Standards include AVDL, BCM, CAP, DITA, DocBook, DSML, ebXML BPSS, ebXML CPPA, ebXML Messaging, ebXML Registry, EDXL-DE, EML, OpenDocument, SAML, SOA-RM, SPML, UBL, UDDI, WSDM, WS-Notification, WS-Reliability, WSRF, WSRP, WS-Security, XACML, XCBF, and XML Catalogs. http://www.oasis-open.org
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