This nonprofit organization is an international consortium dedicated
to accelerating the adoption of product-independent formats based on
public standards. These standards include SGML, XML, HTML as well as
others that are related to structured information processing.
Members of OASIS are providers, users and specialists of the
technologies that make these standards work in practice. OASIS
provides an open forum where its members discuss market needs and
directions, and recommend guidelines for product interoperability.
The consortium creates, receives, coordinates, and disseminates
information describing methodologies, technologies and implementations
of the standards. The continued work of the consortium complements
that of standards bodies, focusing on making these standards easy to
adopt, and the products practical to use in real-world, open system