OASIS gets GM exec on board
A representative from General Motors was named to the board of the standard organization OASIS.
In a release, the chairman of the board, Eduardo Gutentag of Sun Microsystems, said that the appointment reflects the growing involvement of global corporate customers in the standards-setting process.
"The ability of OASIS to work globally across suppliers and corporations while managing the unique requirements of each is key to creating global open standards," said John Jackson, director of software technology in GM's information systems department.
OASIS is behind a number of XML standards, including several advanced Web services specifications, and ebXML.
Also named to the board was Claus von Riegen of SAP. Chris Kurt of Microsoft and Michael Winters of IBM were re-elected. Other board members include Edward Cobb of BEA Systems, Mike DeNicola of Fujitsu, Patrick Gannon of OASIS, Robert Glushko, Ph.D. of the University of California at Berkeley, Frederick Hirsch of Nokia, and Jeff Mischkinsky of Oracle.