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Day: September 20, 1999

Softlock.Com & Handheld Media to Deliver E-Book Publishing Solutions

SoftLock.com, Inc. and Handheld Media announced a reseller agreement whereby Handheld Media will offer format independent production, secure merchandising, distribution and electronic sale of e-Books. The combination of Handheld Media’s services with the SoftLock CyberSales Solution will create a turnkey service for the distribution of valuable content designed for print, including documents in Quark, Word, and other pre-production file formats and allow publishers to easily sell their content using the emerging e-Book publication structure OEB 1.0. The results can be read on a variety of information appliances, enabling new consumer channels for the existing millions of print content sources. www.softlockcom

XML.Org Publishes OAGIS XLM DTDs for Business Object Documents; Forms Relationship with Open Applications Group

OASIS, announced that it has formed a strategic relationship with the Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGI). As part of the agreement, OASIS will make the OAGI XML Business Object Documents available on XML.org, the open, vendor-neutral industry portal hosted by OASIS. Further, the two organizations have agreed to exchange sponsor-level memberships, enabling each to contribute to the other’s technical work. The Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS) is a model for business software application component interoperability. OAGIS defines a set of components, processes and interfaces for integrating many key enterprise business applications, including financials, manufacturing, human resources, supply chain and logistics both inside and outside the enterprise. The content of OAGIS has been made machine readable in the form of XML DTDs for all currently defined OAGI Business Object Documents. It is one of the largest collections of standardized XML DTDs in support of ERP applications in existence. www.openapplications.org, www.xml.org

OMG & OASIS Exchange Memberships

The Object Management Group (OMG) announced a membership exchange with the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). OASIS has joined the OMG as a Domain Member and the OMG is now a Sponsor Member of OASIS. As an OASIS Sponsor Member, the OMG will participate in OASIS technical discussion groups and committee-working groups, receive XML.org registry/repository services, and will be directly involved in the work of the OASIS Technical Committee. As an OMG Domain Member, the OASIS is entitled to technical, business and marketing benefits including the ability to vote on technology adoptions in the Domain Technology Committee (DTC), Domain Task Forces (DTFs), Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and Subcommittees. In particular, OASIS can make technology submissions to the DTC Requests for Proposals (RFPs). www.omg.org, www.oasis-open.org

Sequoia Software Introduces XML Portal Server

Sequoia Software Corporation announced the new Sequoia XML Portal Server. The Sequoia XML Portal Server provides a information delivery mechanism that shortcuts the search and retrieval process typical of corporate portals. The Sequoia XML Portal Server incorporates a patent-pending XML indexing engine that allows users to conduct context-sensitive searches. This enhances information retrieval by giving users the ability to conduct searches that are highly granular, accurate and efficient. The Sequoia XML Portal Server shortcuts information retrieval by eliminating drill down, the process of finding and piecing together fragments of data from multiple search results. This is accomplished by providing users with customized information snapshots called Aggregate XML Objects (AXOs). AXOs are assembled by aggregating multiple, unique XML data elements into a new object that represents a user’s specific information requirements. Sequoia XML Portal will be available in October 1999 for Windows NT. www.sequoiasoftware.com