Organization for the advancement of structured information standards
OASIS is a non-for-profit consortium aiming at collaborative development and approval of open international, mainly XML-based, standards.
OASIS was founded in 1993 under the name “SGML Open.” The initial goal of the organization was to develop guidelines for interoperability among products using Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). In 1998 it changed name to OASIS to reflect on changing scope of its technical work.
OASIS consists of an open group of member organizations whose representatives work in committees developing standards, promoting standards adoption, product interoperability and standards conformance. In 2007 OASIS had 5000 participants representing 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries. OASIS is governed by a member-elected Board in an annual election process. The board membership is based on the personal merits of Board nominees.
- 1.OASIS. Available at: http://www.oasis-open.org