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OASIS Expands XML Technical Work and Services, International Consortium Adds New Staff Positions for

BOSTON, MA. September 20, 1999.

OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, today announced plans to expand its technical work and member services by adding several new staff positions.

Most of the new personnel will concentrate on advancing the work of, the open, vendor-neutral industry portal for the Extensible Markup Language (XML).

"Membership in OASIS has reached an all-time high," explained Laura Walker, executive director of the Consortium. "In response to this tremendous growth, we are broadening the scope of our technical work--particularly the Registry and Repository--and expanding our member services programs."

As part of the expansion, OASIS is seeking a program director to lead the implementation and management of, a technical staff member to support the and OASIS technical working groups and a webmaster to enhance the Consortium's sites (including the OASIS site,, the CGM Open site and Robin Cover XML Pages). OASIS will also add a member services manager dedicated to meeting the needs of Sponsor, Contributor, Associate and Individual members of OASIS.

"OASIS realizes that to create and maintain an open XML Registry and Repository requires significant resources. We're providing an open, vendor-neutral location where anyone can access or post XML schemas for electronic commerce, business-to-business transactions, and tools and application interoperability," noted Walker. "The surge in OASIS membership, combined with the sponsorship of Partners and Affiliates, have provided the funding we need to expand our staff and accelerate our efforts."

For full details on career opportunities with OASIS, please visit:

About OASIS (

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 operates (, the first global XML industry portal featuring the Registry and Repository. OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, AND-USA, Arbortext, Bentley Systems, Boeing, Chrystal Software, DataChannel, DMSi, Documentum, Dun & Bradstreet, Enigma, Extricity Software, GCA, IBM, Inso, InterCAP, Interleaf, Interwoven, ISOGEN, ITEDO, Keyfile, Larson Software, Microsoft, NextPage, NIST, Object Design, 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.


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

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