OASIS Members Elect New Leaders

China Takes Active Role in Open Standards, Joining Large Telecommunications Companies, Global Consultants, Software Providers, and Academia

Boston, MA, USA; 21 August 2006 - OASIS, the international standards consortium, today announced election results for its Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board (TAB). Paul Knight of Nortel was elected, and Ed Cobb of BEA Systems, Robert Glushko, Ph.D, of the University of California, Berkeley, Frederick Hirsch of Nokia, and Jeff Mischkinsky of Oracle were re-elected to the OASIS Board of Directors, which manages organizational growth, defines policies and contributes to the strategic direction of the consortium.

The OASIS Board of Directors also includes Eduardo Gutentag of Sun Microsystems, John Jackson of General Motors, Chris Kurt of Microsoft, Claus von Riegen of SAP and Michael Winters of IBM, as well as Patrick Gannon, who has an appointed seat on the Board of Directors as President and CEO of OASIS.

Newly elected TAB members include Abbie Barbir of Nortel, Bill Barnhill of Booz Allen Hamilton, Jacques Durand of Fujitsu Limited, and Andy Lee of China's Changfeng Open Standards Platform Software Alliance. They join existing TAB members, Martin Chapman, Ph.D. of Oracle, William Cox, Ph.D., Hal Lockhart of BEA Systems, and Pete Wenzel of Sun Microsystems. The TAB provides guidance on issues related to process, interoperability, and scope of OASIS technical work.

Gutentag, chair of the OASIS Board, commented, "Our directors' affiliations reflect the nature of the OASIS organization—internationally diverse and representative of the entire community of users, suppliers, governments, academia, and consultants." He pointed to Nortel's participation as "evidence of the relevance of our work for major industries such as telecommunications." Gutentag also welcomed representation from China's Changfeng Alliance on the OASIS TAB. "The open standards developed within OASIS have a tremendous impact on software development and standards adoption around the world. We look forward to Changfeng's contributions to our collaborative efforts."

On behalf of the membership, OASIS CEO and president, Patrick Gannon, expressed appreciation to departing Board member Mike DeNicola of Fujitsu Software, who agreed to continue as Treasurer for the Board. Gannon also thanked departing TAB members, Mike Mahan, Jishnu Mukerji of HP, and Tim Stevens of LexisNexis, for their contributions to the consortium.

About OASIS

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 CPPA, ebXML Messaging, ebXML Registry, EDXL-DE, EML, OpenDocument, SAML, SPML, UBL, UDDI, WSDM, WS-Reliability, WSRF, WSRP, WS-Security, XACML, XCBF, and XML Catalogs. http://www.oasis-open.org

Additional information
OASIS Board of Directors
http://www.oasis-open.org/who/bod.php

OASIS TAB
http://www.oasis-open.org/who/tab.php