OASIS Members to Choose from Top Industry Leaders for Board of Directors

Boston, MA, USA; 22 May 2001-- OASIS, the XML interoperability consortium, today announced that it has received 13 nominations to its Board of Directors. Michael Abbott of Electron Economy, Tim Browne of Infoteria Corporation, James Constas of Active Education, Rik Drummond of the Drummond Group, Colin Evans of Intel, Jim Hughes of Hewlett-Packard, Christopher Kurt of Microsoft, Willie Lim of Chrystal Software, Simon Nicholson of Sun Microsystems, Enrique Salem of Oblix, Ted Smykla of IPNet Solutions, Michael Weiner of IBM and Sinisa Zimek of SAP have all been nominated to fill the four open positions on the Consortium's Board.

"We are impressed by the caliber of industry leaders who are interested in serving on the OASIS Board," commented Laura Walker, Executive Director of OASIS. "The diversity of backgrounds of these individuals and their companies is notable. From the largest international suppliers--IBM, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, SAP and Sun Microsystems--to cutting edge software providers--Chrystal Software, Electron Economy, Infoteria Corporation, IPNet Solutions and Oblix--to well respected educators and consultancies--Active Education and the Drummond Group--these nominees represent an exciting cross-section of the XML community."

The OASIS Board of Directors is elected by the Consortium's membership. OASIS Board members serve two-year terms, which are staggered annually to preserve continuity. This year, terms will expire for current directors, Eric Garcia of Sabre, Alan Hestor of Xerox Corporation, Bill Smith of Sun Microsystems and Dr. Robert Sutor of IBM. Other members of the Board, Patrick Gannon, Una Kearns of Documentum and Norbert Mikula of DataChannel, will continue their OASIS service until 2002.

OASIS Board of Directors elections will take place during June with final results expected by mid-July.

About OASIS
OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org) is the international, not-for-profit consortium that advances electronic business by promoting open, collaborative development of interoperability specifications. With the United Nations, OASIS sponsors ebXML, a global framework for electronic business data exchange. OASIS operates XML.ORG, the non-commercial portal that delivers information on the use of XML in industry. The XML.ORG Registry provides as an open community clearinghouse for distributing and locating XML application schemas, vocabularies and related documents. OASIS serves as the home for industry groups interested in developing XML specifications. OASIS technical work embraces conformance, security, business transactions, repositories and other interoperability issues.

OASIS sponsors include Accenture, Access360, Adobe Systems, AND Data Solutions, Arbortext, Auto-trol, Aventail, Baltimore Technologies, B-Bop Associates, BEA Systems, Bentley Systems, The Boeing Company, Bowstreet, Business Logic Corporation, Chrystal Software, Cincom Systems, Cohesia, Commerce One, Critical Path, CrossLogix, Cyclone Commerce, DataChannel, Dataloom, Deutsche Post AG, Documentum, EADS Airbus, election.com, empolis, Engage, Enigma, Excelergy, eXcelon, Extricity Software, First Call Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Identrus, Informix, Infoteria, Innodata, Intel, Interwoven, IPNet Solutions, ITEDO Software, Ivis Group, Jamcracker, Logistics Management Institute, Mediaplex, Mercator Software, Microsoft, Netegrity, NetFish Technologies, Netscape/AOL, NextPage, NII Enterprise Promotion Association, Nimble Technology, NIST, Novell, ObjectSpace, Oblix, OpenNetwork Technologies, Pearson Education, Planet 7 Technologies, Popkin Software, Reuters Limited, SAA Consultants, Sabre, SAP, SeeBeyond, Sequoia Software, Silverstream Software, SoftQuad Software, Software AG, Sterling Commerce, StreamServe, Sun Microsystems, Synth-Bank, Tata Consultancy Services, The Tamalpais Group, Thomas Technology Solution, Tibco, Unisys, US Defense Information Systems Agency, Virtual Access Networks, Visa International, Wavo, webMethods, Whitehill Technologies, Xerox, XML Global, XMLSolutions and Xyvision Enterprise Solutions.

For more information:
Carol Geyer
Director of Communications
OASIS
carol.geyer@oasis-open.org
+1 978.667.5115 x209

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