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Nuxeo Supports OASIS in CMIS Standardization

Nuxeo Joins OASIS

To Participate in the CMIS Standardization Process

Paris, November 17, 2008.

Nuxeo, independent software vendor and creator of the ECM open source platform, announces its membership in the OASIS standardization consortium. Nuxeo will participate in the definition of the future CMIS standard known as the Content Management Interoperability Standard. This membership follows upon the very positive response of Nuxeo to the presentation of CMIS in September 2008.

Nuxeo will take part in the OASIS workgroup dedicated to CMIS. The objective of the workgroup is to standardize an interface in the form of web services that will improve the interoperability of ECM — Enterprise Content Management systems.

The use cases and technologies highlighted in this workgroup include Web services, Web 2.0, scalability, service orientation and resource orientation. These factors are in compliance with Nuxeo's approach, an approach that places SOA and REST services at the heart of its architecture. The objective is to encourage the interoperability of its platform and its use by third party ISVs (OEM).

Nuxeo's implementation prototype of the current draft of CMIS is in progress, and it will be available in December, 2008. This release will be concurrent with the next release of Nuxeo platform.

Stéfan Fermigier, founder and chairman of Nuxeo, stated:

"For a long time now one of the main considerations of IT management is that interoperability is seen as a means to reduce risks and costs, speed up deployments, and to be free from limitations inherent to ISVs. By actively supporting CMIS, Nuxeo renews its commitment to work with other ISVs, participates in an innovative ecosystem, and helps its customers to reduce costs in these times of economic troubles."

Eric Barroca, Nuxeo's Executive VP, Operations further stated:

"The Nuxeo Platform is perfectly adapted for an API access such as CMIS, which already uses concepts that are standard for Nuxeo. The advanced functions of our platform, such as versioning, complex searches, and correlation, will be available via CMIS, making those functions accessible to a vast range of content creation, editing or processing applications, all within the enterprise information system.

In addition to OASIS, Nuxeo is also member of the following organizations:

  • the Java Community Process (JCP): Nuxeo notably participated actively in the definition of the JCR2 standard the Java Content Repository, second edition.

  • the Eclipse Foundation: Nuxeo, which uses RCP Eclipse technologies for some of its product range, steers the Apogee Eclipse project for the ECM client.

  • APROGED and AIIM: the main professional associations dedicated to ECM in France and in the world.

  • System@ticCompetitive Pole: Nuxeo participates in the development of this open source ecosystem in the greater Paris region.

[Note also: Nuxeo Developer Day ['Building a World-Class ECM Platform'] in Paris, part of the Open World Forum event in Paris (December 01, 2008); presentations will include a session on interoperability, including the emerging CMIS standard. 'Standards and interoperability for ECM: JCR2, CMIS', with Florent Guillaume (Head of R&D, Nuxeo) and John Newton (Founder and CTO, Alfresco).]


OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Web services, XML conformance, business transactions, electronic publishing, and other applications. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology. OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries.

About Nuxeo

Nuxeo is a software vendor dedicated to developing and supporting the Nuxeo Galaxy suite, enterprise content management software based on Java EE 5 technologies and the vision of an "ERP for documents". The company develops and implements its software according to the open source model, with zero-cost licenses and a subscription model based on the number of deployments and not on the number of users. Active in this market since 2000, Nuxeo has provided complete ECM solutions for many large companies, making it a pioneer in the Open Source ECM revolution. Nuxeo is headquartered in Paris and has a subsidiary in the UK. Nuxeo works in collaboration with a network of integration partners such as Atos Origin, Business & Decision, Capgemini, Eurocis, LogicaCMG/Unilog and many others, providing users with a broad range of professional services including support, consultancy, development, training and certification.

For further details on Nuxeo:

[Announcement source; also in French]

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See details in the Cover Pages story "Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS)."

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