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Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards

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(formerly known as SGML Open), n. (OASIS, abbr.) ~ A not-for-profit, global consortium that promotes the development and adoption of standards for electronic commerce.

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(OASIS website, /who) OASIS produces worldwide standards for security, Web services, XML conformance, business transactions, electronic publishing, topic maps and interoperability within and between marketplaces. ¶ The OASIS Network includes UDDI, CGM Open, LegalXML and PKI. ¶ OASIS was founded in 1993 under the name SGML Open as a consortium of vendors and users devoted to developing guidelines for interoperability among products that support the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). OASIS changed its name in 1998 to reflect an expanded scope of technical work, including the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and other related standards.