XML Platform Provider Sponsors XML Interoperability Consortium

Boston, MA; August 28, 2000-B-Bop Associates, Inc.,
provider of XML solutions for eBusiness content management
and information exchange, became the newest sponsor member
of OASIS, the international XML interoperability consortium.
B-Bop joined OASIS to support the industry-wide organization
and its efforts to ensure open technical standards for the
Internet. B-Bop uses XML to deliver dynamic, personalized
content to e-commerce, customer relationship management and
information portal sites.

"OASIS has experienced remarkable
growth and progress in both its membership and the technical
work of the Consortium," says Sanjay Manchanda, Chief Marketing
Officer and Co-founder of B-Bop Associates, Inc. "As a standards-based
company, B-Bop's sponsor membership with OASIS will allow
us to make ongoing contributions in achieving standardization
across all industry segments."

"We welcome B-Bop Associates
to the Consortium and look forward to their participation,"
commented Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS. "B-Bop
recognizes the benefit of being part of OASIS' vendor-neutral
forum for advancing XML standards throughout the industry.
Their focus on eBusiness processes will be a valuable asset
to our technical work on XML applications standardization."

About B-Bop

B-Bop (www.b-bop.com) provides
a standards-based XML platform that powers eBusiness processes
centered on content management and information exchange.
B-Bop products and services enable businesses to transform,
store and re-purpose critical information between their sources,
customers and business partners. Whether the data comes from
internal, external or a combination of sources, the B-Bop
Xfinity Server dynamically synchronizes the information specifically
to the needs of each customer or application. As a result,
B-Bop Xfinity delivers dynamic, personalized and up-to-date


(http://www.oasis-open.org) is the
world's largest independent, non-profit organization dedicated
to the standardization of XML applications. In addition to
its technical work on areas as varied as XML conformance and
XML repository standards, OASIS hosts several independent
initiatives. ebXML is a
joint effort of the United Nations CE/FACT and OASIS to establish
a global framework that will enable XML to be used in a consistent
manner for the exchange of all electronic business data. CGM
Open is a consortium within OASIS dedicated to advancing web
graphics standards. The XML Cover Pages is widely regarded
as the most comprehensive online reference work for XML and
other structured information standards. OASIS also hosts the
XML.ORG Registry, the open community clearinghouse of XML
application standards.

sponsors include Adobe Systems, Aerospatiale, AND Data Solutions, Arbortext, B-Bop Associates,
BEA Systems, Boeing, Bowstreet, Bridge, BroadVision,
Chrystal Software, Cohesia, Commerce One, Corel,
DataChannel, Dataloom, DMSi, Documentum, Dun & Bradstreet,
eCredit.com, Enigma, eXcelon, Extensibility, Extricity
Software, First Call, IBM, InformIT, Informix, InterCAP, Interwoven,
ISOGEN, ITEDO, JetForm, Keyfile, Logistics Management Institute,
Mercator Software, Microsoft, NextPage, NII Enterprise
Promotion Association, Nimble Technology, NIST,
Oracle Corporation, Pick Systems, ProNet Technology,
Reuters, Sabre, SAP, Sequoia
Software, SoftQuad, Software AG, STEP, StreamServe,
Sun Microsystems, Synth-Bank, Visa, Wavo, Webb Interactive
Services, Whitehill Technologies, Xerox,
XMLSolutions and XyEnterprise.

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