The OSCAR special interest group, founded in June 1997 by the Localisation Industry Standards Association (LISA, has published the TBX standard. The Version 1.0 draft definition of the container – the high-level format designating how terminological data is stored – has now been released and can be downloaded free of charge at The OSCAR group combines key technology vendors, corporate users and service providers worldwide, including such names as IBM, J.D. Edwards, SAP, SUN Microsystems, Microsoft, GlobalSight, Welocalize, RWS, SDL International, Star and Trados Corporation. OSCAR (Open Standards for Container/Content Allowing Re-use) is a non-profit LISA Special Interest Group founded to develop, extend and promote use of open standards for language, translation and terminology representation in modern software products.