OASIS (organization)

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OASIS Burlington office building

Nonprofit consortium that works on the development, convergence, and adoption of open standards for cybersecurity, blockchain, Internet of things (IoT), emergency management, cloud computing, legal data exchange, energy, content technologies, and other areas.

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Open file format for spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word processing documents using ZIP-compressed XML files.

Example of a spreadsheet holding data about a group of audio tracks.

The standard is developed and maintained by a technical committee in the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) consortium.

International Organization for Standardization

International standard development organization composed of representatives from the national standards organizations of member countries.

Plaque marking the building in Prague where the ISO predecessor, the ISA, was founded.

I would recommend my successor that it is perhaps time to pass WG1’s outstanding standards over to OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), where they can get approval in less than a year and then do a PAS submission to ISO, which will get a lot more attention and be approved much faster than standards currently can be within WG1.

Open standard

Standard that is openly accessible and usable by anyone.

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Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) (a format and architecture to create and maintain technical documentation defined by OASIS)


Markup language and file format for storing, transmitting, and reconstructing arbitrary data.

RELAX NG (Regular Language for XML Next Generation) was initially specified by OASIS and is now a standard (Part 2: Regular-grammar-based validation of ISO/IEC 19757 – DSDL).


Electronic Business using eXtensible Markup Language, commonly known as e-business XML, or ebXML (pronounced ee-bee-ex-em-el, [i'bi,eks,em'el]) as it is typically referred to, is a family of XML based standards sponsored by OASIS and UN/CEFACT whose mission is to provide an open, XML-based infrastructure that enables the global use of electronic business information in an interoperable, secure, and consistent manner by all trading partners.


Growing list of records, called blocks, that are securely linked together using cryptography.

Bitcoin blockchain structure
Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin transactions per day (January 2011 – January 2021)
Blockchain formation. The main chain (black) consists of the longest series of blocks from the genesis block (green) to the current block. Orphan blocks (purple) exist outside of the main chain.
Bitcoin's transactions are recorded on a publicly viewable blockchain.
Blockchain panel discussion at the first IEEE Computer Society TechIgnite conference

These include the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), and some individual participants in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).


Open-source office suite.

The Start Center from OpenOffice.org v3.2.1
The Start Center from OpenOffice.org v3.2.1
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The Sun Start Center for versions between 3.0 and 3.2.0

Sun submitted the format to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) in 2002 and it was adapted to form the OpenDocument standard in 2005, which was ratified as ISO 26300 in 2006.

Darwin Information Typing Architecture

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) specification defines a set of document types for authoring and organizing topic-oriented information, as well as a set of mechanisms for combining, extending, and constraining document types.

It is an open standard that is defined and maintained by the OASIS DITA Technical Committee.

Provisioning (telecommunications)

In telecommunication, provisioning involves the process of preparing and equipping a network to allow it to provide new services to its users.

President of the United States Ronald Reagan in a briefing with US National Security Council staff on the Libya bombing on 15 April 1986

For instance, the OASIS Provisioning Services Technical Committee (PSTC) defines an XML-based framework for exchanging user, resource, and service-provisioning information - SPML (Service Provisioning Markup Language) for "managing the provisioning and allocation of identity information and system resources within and between organizations".

Machine to machine

Direct communication between devices using any communications channel, including wired and wireless.

The first caller identification receiver
Processing Chips
Commonplace consumer application

In April 2013, OASIS MQTT standards group is formed with the goal of working on a lightweight publish/subscribe reliable messaging transport protocol suitable for communication in M2M/IoT contexts.