Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 1993
  • Initiating Organization: SGML Open
  • Initiator Type: Nonprofit foundation
  • No disease focus
  • Location: International


OASIS is a nonprofit consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, energy, content technologies, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology.


The consortium seeks to be an entity that shares information regarding cyber threat intelligence. Through collaboration, the consortium combats cyber threats, which it considers to be one of the greatest challenges to modern society.

Consortium History

OASIS was founded under the name "SGML Open" in 1993. It began as a consortium of vendors and users devoted to developing guidelines for interoperability among products that support the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML). The consortium changed its name to "OASIS" (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) in 1998 to reflect an expanded scope of technical work.

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Structure & Governance

OASIS is distinguished by its transparent governance and operating procedures. Members themselves set the OASIS technical agenda, using a lightweight process expressly designed to promote industry consensus and unite disparate efforts. Completed work is ratified by open ballot. Governance is accountable and unrestricted. Officers of both the OASIS Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Board are chosen by democratic election to serve two-year terms. Consortium leadership is based on individual merit and is not tied to financial contribution, corporate standing, or special appointment.

Intellectual Property

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Data Sharing

The consortium encourages the sharing of information and ideas surrounding cyber security so as to better defend from cyber threats

Points of Contact

35 Corporate Drive Suite 150
Burlington, MA 01803-4238
Phone: +1 781 425 5073
Fax: +1 781 425 5072

Sponsors & Partners

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Last Updated: 06/26/2017

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