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Subject: OASIS Members Approve CMIS Standard

OASIS Members Approve Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS)

Adobe, Alfresco, ASG, Booz Allen Hamilton, Day Software, dotCMS, EMC,
FatWire, fme AG, IBM, ISIS Papyrus, Liferay, Microsoft, Nuxeo, Open Text,
Oracle, SAP, Saperion, WeWebU, and Others Agree on Standard to Link
Disparate Content Systems
Boston, MA, USA; 4 May 2010 - The OASIS international consortium today
announced the approval of Content Management Interoperability Services
(CMIS) version 1.0, a new open standard that enables information to be
shared across Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories from
different vendors.  Advanced via a collaboration of major ECM solution
providers worldwide, CMIS is now an official OASIS Standard, a status that
signifies the highest level of ratification.

Using Web services and Web 2.0 interfaces, CMIS dramatically reduces the IT
burden around multi-vendor, multi-repository content management
environments. Companies no longer need to maintain custom code and one-off
integrations in order to share information across their various ECM systems.
CMIS also enables independent software vendors (ISVs) to create specialized
applications that are capable of running over a variety of content
management systems. 

"CMIS makes it possible for business units to deploy systems independently
and focus on application needs rather than on infrastructure considerations.
With CMIS, integrating content between two or more repositories is faster,
simpler and more cost-effective. This is how it should be," said David Choy
of EMC, chair of the OASIS CMIS Technical Committee.

"CMIS has the potential to be a game-changing standard, not only through its
promise to facilitate affordable content management, but also as an enabler
of whole new classes of high-value, information-rich applications that have
not been feasible to date," said Mary Laplante, vice president and senior
analyst for the Gilbane Group. "At the end of the day, companies simply need
better approaches to integrating systems. Business agility increasingly
separates the winners from the losers, and agility is perhaps the biggest
single benefit that CMIS offers."

CMIS is offered for implementation on a royalty-free basis. Participation in
the OASIS CMIS Technical Committee is open to all companies, non-profit
groups, governments, academic institutions, and individuals. As with all
OASIS projects, archives of the Committees' work are accessible to both
members and non-members, and OASIS hosts an open mail list for public

Support for CMIS

"IBM is proud to be a founding contributor to the CMIS effort at OASIS and
congratulates the team on the approval as an OASIS standard. CMIS provides a
single, secure interface for content management systems and enables user
access to these systems from a variety of environments including desktop
systems, mobile devices and collaborative tools. This is very important to
our customers as they integrate enterprise content management systems in key
business processes that cross business unit and vendor implementations. We
strongly support this standard and are pleased to see the broad industry
support it has received." -- Karla Norsworthy, VP Software Standards

ISIS Papyrus
"The OASIS CMIS 1.0 ratification is an important first step to enable
businesses to freely make important solution choices for ECM, BPM and CRM
applications without being limited to the functionality of the underlying
archive system vendor. We hope that subsequent releases will reach beyond
access to content and metadata, and we are positive that this emerging
standard - which Papyrus Platform already supports - will be widely adopted
and increase motivation for continuous expansion to full content
interoperability in process-oriented environments." -- Max J. Pucher, Chief

"OASIS CMIS is very important to Adobe.  Many of our customers need to
realize greater reuse of content in their business processes and creative
workflows. OASIS CMIS enables content management vendors to interoperate in
a standard manner, unlocking enterprise content and increasing its reuse."
-- Craig Randall, Principal Scientist

Active Endpoints
"Active Endpoints is excited about the approval of CMIS 1.0 and has already
demonstrated how CMIS can be used to integrate business process management
systems (BPMSs) and ECMs. CMIS is an important watershed in allowing these
two crucial systems to easily interoperate in ways that protect users'
investments." -- Michael Rowley, CTO

"We have been waiting for nearly the entire life of Alfresco for this
standard and now that it is here, it's fantastic! CMIS will have a profound
impact on organizations using content applications and, as an open standard,
has the ability to future-proof IT investments. We have made CMIS 1.0
available in the Alfresco Community 3.3  release. We intend to develop an
ecosystem of applications and partners with the new standard." -- John
Newton, CTO & Co-founder

"ASG Software Solutions is honored to be a voting member of the OASIS CMIS
TC and an active participant in developing CMIS 1.0. By working with OASIS
to develop technologies to create a CMIS standard, ASG can ensure its
current and future customers take advantage of seamless interoperability of
ECM systems and solutions." -- Theresa Kollath, Senior Director of Product
Management-Information Management Solutions

Day Software
"Content repositories need to become commodity infrastructure to power the
next generation of Web-based composite content applications. Standards and
interoperability are critical to drive repository commoditization. We are
pleased with the joint effort by all vendors to collaborate on this
important new CMIS standard and drive adoption of CMIS through the open
source community." 
-- David Nuescheler, CTO

"CMIS-based code allows applications to access any compliant repository
making it easier to develop applications for the cloud and other
multi-repository environments.  This maximizes enterprise effectiveness by
reducing application development costs and improving user access to content.
As a long time proponent of open standards, we're pleased to be supporting
the CMIS standard." -- John McCormick, VP Product Management, Content
Management and Archiving Division

"Content integration and interoperability are critical to our customers'
success in all of their web initiatives. The release of CMIS 1.0 is a major
milestone for content integration in the industry. FatWire is proud to help
guide the development of CMIS, and to support openness and interoperability
in our Web Experience Management product suite. Interoperability initiatives
including CMIS are central to our strategy for delivering value to our
customers." -- Hareesh Kadlabalu, Chief Software Architect

"Nuxeo has been committed to CMIS since its inception and is very pleased to
see its successful ratification, Open standards are essential to the
evolution of the content management space, and we view this as a tremendous
opportunity for customers to at last develop and deploy the content
management applications that span a broad range of requirements. Innovation
is driven by flexibility, openness and consumer choice." -- Eric Barroca,

Open Text
"The approval of CMIS 1.0 is a key milestone for the industry, and
congratulations go to the many individuals who worked together to make it a
reality. We're now looking forward to adding CMIS to our upcoming software
releases. Global enterprises are struggling with siloed deployments of
diverse, unstructured information repositories. CMIS is going to be a
significant accelerator in executing our vision to take away the end user
pain of working around a disjointed environment of legacy ECM point
solutions.  In the end, this is good for customers because they will see
much more powerful content applications that will help them gain value from
their content across more of their systems." -- Richard Anstey, VP,
Technology and Product Strategy

"As a key participant in the OASIS CMIS Technical Committee, SAP is pleased
to see CMIS being ratified as an OASIS Standard. Our customers have always
asked for interoperable content management services, particularly in
heterogeneous landscapes of business applications and ECMs. Initial
prototyping and interoperability tests indicate that CMIS can address this
very demand, and we are therefore looking forward to seeing broad industry
adoption of this important standard." -- Claus von Riegen, Director,
Technology Standards and Open Source

"Today, providing access to and allowing interaction with information
objects is one of the most challenging tasks for ECM and other enterprise
software vendors. CMIS addresses these tasks for many use cases, and we are
happy that we were able to support development of CMIS as an OASIS Standard.
We look forward to integrate CMIS in our upcoming product releases because
we feel that the current community building around CMIS has enough momentum
to carry it forward beyond its initial release. SAPERION will continue to
take an active role in the shaping of open standards." -- Volker John,
Director Product Management

"We are very happy that CMIS has been approved because it will enable
independent software vendors like WeWebU to offer content-centric
applications that run on top of different ECM platforms. This will enlarge
the market for Composite Content Applications like WeWebU OpenWorkdesk
drastically and lead to a lot of innovation. I am sure CMIS will change the
ECM industry and boost our business as well." -- Stefan Waldhauser, CEO and

Additional information:
OASIS CMIS Technical Committee

Cover Pages CMIS Overview:

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