LegalXML Joins OASIS
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 16:35:52 -0500 From: Carol Geyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: LegalXML Joins OASIS
We are happy to announce that the LegalXML Consortium has become the newest OASIS Member Section.
Since 1998, LegalXML has united standards development within the legal community, bringing technical and legal experts together in a common forum. Its members work to develop standardized structures, vocabularies and data exchange protocols for legal documents such as court filings, citations, contracts, and transcripts. LegalXML members include lawyers, developers, application vendors, government agencies and members of academia. Several existing OASIS members, including Reed Elsevier and Thomson Corporation, are active participants of LegalXML.
Under the new agreement, LegalXML will adopt the OASIS technical process, bylaws and IPR Policy. Members of LegalXML will join OASIS and be eligible to contribute to all OASIS technical work. As existing OASIS members, you will have the option to participate in LegalXML technical committees without additional membership dues.
LegalXML expands the breadth of the OASIS technical agenda in an exciting way. We understand that in today's economy, it's not practical to expect you to join a multitude of consortia in order to participate in all the relevant standards development being done. At OASIS, we strive to give you many opportunities for involvement within one organization.
Please join me in welcoming LegalXML to the OASIS community. We look forward to sharing new approaches, methods and insights with one another to advance our common mission of interoperable standards.
President and CEO