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OASIS Grows As Concern for XML Interoperability Rises. Corel, Extricity Software, Keyfile, and XMLSolutions Join International XML Consortium.

Boston, MA. October 5, 1999.

Membership in OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, reached an all-time high as Corel Corporation, Extricity Software, Keyfile Corporation, and XMLSolutions became the newest Sponsors of the international XML consortium. The companies cite the urgent need to come together in a vendor-neutral forum to help bring stability and order to the fast-moving scene of XML standards work.

"As part of its ongoing commitment to value and compatibility, Corel Corporation is pleased to become a sponsor of OASIS," said Derek Burney, executive vice president of engineering at Corel Corporation. "Developing open, vendor neutral standards for structured information is the most important contribution that today's computer professionals can make to ensure the continued evolutionary pace of information technology."

"As a member of OASIS, Extricity will continue to play a significant role in helping to contribute to overall XML interoperability," said Christopher Carfi, Extricity Software's director of product marketing. "The Extricity AllianceSeries family of business-to-business integration products uses XML as a key enabling technology and exploits many of its capabilities to deliver significant business benefits."

"The industry leadership and community that OASIS provides has been instrumental in the rapid emergence of interoperability standards for the web, most specifically XML," stated Dave Lakness, vice president of R&D for Keyfile Corporation. "This XML-based interoperability framework is the technology platform enabling a new generation of collaborative e-commerce solutions such as our flagship business-to-business transaction hub, Keyflow Commerce. We believe that the resulting paradigm shift we and other OASIS members contribute to will create business models enabling new levels of organizational responsiveness and customer service."

New OASIS Contributor members include Cognito, Infoteria, NetFish, Noonetime, ProcureNet and Tokyo Electron.

"Our membership growth confirms the significant role that OASIS plays in ensuring that both vendors and users have a neutral and open forum for meaningful dialog about how to best implement XML in industry," commented Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS. "Only through OASIS can companies, individuals, partners and even competitors come together for the good of the industry as a whole."

About Corel

Corel Corporation ( is an internationally recognized developer of award-winning graphics and business productivity applications. Development of market-leading products such as the CorelDRAW. line of graphics applications and the Corel. WordPerfect. Suite of business tools is continually evolving to meet the demands of the corporate, retail and academic markets.

About Extricity

Extricity Software ( was named as one of the "Top 25 Enterprise Software Companies to Watch" by Fortune Magazine. The company provides business-to-business integration software solutions that allow global enterprises to leverage the Internet, and the latest software technologies such as XML, to gain efficiencies and competitiveness by forging tighter relationships with their business partners.

About Keyfile

Keyfile Corporation ( provides e-commerce solutions for the enterprise, helping companies speed the flow of their business. Keyflow Commerce consists of three core components, the Workflow Engine for automating business processes, the Active Document Workspace for corporate asset management and the XML Engine providing the visual interface to transactions on the web.

About XMLSolutions

XMLSolutions Corporation (, a provider of XML-based products and professional services, has built a team of experts and practitioners in the implementation of e-commerce applications using XML. XMLSolutions offers expertise in the two primary components of XML, syntax and semantics.


OASIS ( is a non-profit, international consortium dedicated solely to product-independent data and content interchange. Focusing on product interoperability, OASIS embraces the complete spectrum of structured information standards including XML, SGML and CGM. OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, AND-USA, Arbortext, Bentley Systems, Boeing, Chrystal Software, Corel, DataChannel, DMSi, Documentum, Dun & Bradstreet, Enigma, Extricity Software, GCA, IBM, Inso, InterCAP, Interleaf, Interwoven, ISOGEN, ITEDO, Keyfile, Larson Software, Microsoft, NextPage, NIST, Object Design, Oracle, POET Software, Reed Technology, Reuters, Sabre, SoftQuad, Software AG, STEP, Sun Microsystems, Synthbank, System Development, Wavo, Xerox, XyEnterprise and Zeh Graphics Systems.

About ( is a self-supporting community resource designed to provide a credible source of accurate, timely information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. Hosted by OASIS, the world's leading independent organization for the standardization of XML applications in electronic commerce, serves as a reference for XML vocabularies, DTDs, schemas, and namespaces. Sponsors of include: DataChannel, Documentum, Commerce One, GCA, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SoftQuad and Sun Microsystems.

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Carol Geyer
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Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.

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