Framingham, MA — In a move intended to unite the data representation flexibility of XML and the scalable, robust interoperability, transactional semantics, and enterprise-level security of CORBA, the Object Management Group (OMG) announced a membership exchange with the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). OASIS has joined the OMG as a Domain Member and the OMG is now a Sponsor Member of OASIS.
“The OMG is integrating XML into the CORBA technical infrastructure, so that new XML-based applications will plug and play with current applications including C, C++, Java, COBOL, Ada as well as future new technologies,” said Richard Soley, chairman of the OMG. “This Membership exchange provides the OMG with additional access to events in the XML arena.”
Laura Walker, executive director of OASIS noted, “We have a lot in common and much to gain from our affiliation. Both OASIS and the OMG are committed to interoperability through vendor-neutral standards. As Sponsor members of OASIS, OMG will bring a valuable perspective to our XML interoperability work. In the same manner, we look forward to contributing our XML expertise to their standardized object software.”
As an OASIS Sponsor Member, the OMG will participate in OASIS technical discussion groups and committee-working groups, receive XML.org registry/repository services, and will be directly involved in the work of the OASIS Technical Committee. As an OMG Domain Member, the OASIS is entitled to technical, business and marketing benefits including the ability to vote on technology adoptions in the Domain Technology Committee (DTC), Domain Task Forces (DTFs), Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and Subcommittees. In particular, OASIS can make technology submissions to the DTC Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
For additional information visit http://www.omg.org , http://www.corba.org or http://www.oasis-open.org