At OASIS, you don't have to be a large vendor to influence work. Of all the standards bodies we’ve participated in, OASIS is the only one we recommend with no hesitation. It is a group that simply works.
OASIS is driven by the needs on the ground of the business community, governments, and users. It can move with great speed and agility. These are not pie-in-the-sky standards ideas, they’re very practical.
We like OASIS because it operates in a neutral environment, not dominated by any particular vendors. It has a reputation for being on the leading edge of new ideas and better processes. Participation for us has been a win-win-win.
I always encourage vendors with products related to access control, security, or cloud computing to join the appropriate OASIS Technical Committees and contribute to the standards work. We all benefit that way.