webMethods Joins OASIS Members in Sponsoring the Robin Cover XML Web Pages

Boston, MA. September 22, 1999.

OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, announced that webMethods will become the newest sponsor of the Robin Cover XML Web Pages, (www.oasis-open.org/cover/) a comprehensive reference site for information about open document interchange standards. webMethods joins other OASIS sponsor members, the Graphic Communications Association (GCA), Inso Corporation, ISOGEN International and Sun Microsystems, in funding the independent web page to provide long-term, free access to its library of information related to this important standard. OASIS also announced that for a limited time it is offering additional opportunities for sponsorship of the Cover site.

The XML Web Pages is an industry-neutral, online reference collection of over 3,000 documents with information for the entire family of structured information standards, including XML, SGML, HyTime and others. The site provides comprehensive and cumulative information resources, such as: online tutorials and introductions; descriptions of XML groups; case studies on the use of XML within industry, government and academic sectors; detailed conference and seminar listings; categorized descriptions of XML software; contact information for software developers and service providers; technical reference materials for XML implementers and programmers; information on standards related to XML; and answers to frequently-asked questions.

"XML has been a critical component of webMethods' success in helping more than 100 companies integrate their business communities over the Internet," said Phillip Merrick, president and CEO of webMethods. "OASIS has played a critical role in educating the industry about how companies can use XML-based solutions to create new business opportunities through B2B e-commerce and integration. We are proud to support the Robin Cover XML Web Pages which has become a leading source of information, education and reference for the business-to-business marketplace."

"As one of the earliest XML adopters, webMethods demonstrated its vision for the role of XML as an enabling technology. webMethods' sponsorship of the XML Web Pages represents yet another manifestation of its XML pioneering spirit and its commitment to interoperability through business-to-business software solutions," Robin Cover, editor of the XML Web Pages, commented. "We are grateful for webMethods' sponsorship, which will help provide continued public access to reference information on the XML/SGML family of standards."

About webMethods

webMethods, Inc. (www.webMethods.com) provides open solutions for business community integration. As one of the first products to deliver XML-based e-commerce solutions, the webMethods B2B product suite leverages a variety of open Internet standards to automatically link business processes with those of key partners -- without the time or expense of altering existing legacy, proprietary or ERP applications.


OASIS (www.oasis-open.org) 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 XML.org (www.xml.org), the first global XML industry portal featuring the XML.org Registry and Repository that offers automated public access to XML schemas for electronic commerce, business-to-business transactions, and tools and application interoperability. OASIS sponsors include Adobe Systems, AND-USA, Arbortext, Bentley Systems, Boeing, Chrystal Software, Compaq, 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 XML.org

XML.org (www.xml.org) 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, XML.org serves as a reference for XML vocabularies, DTDs, schemas, and namespaces. Sponsors of XML.org include: DataChannel, Documentum, Commerce One, GCA, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SoftQuad and Sun Microsystems.


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