OASIS announced its members have approved the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration specification (UDDI) version 2.0 as an OASIS Open Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of ratification. UDDI enables companies and applications to dynamically publish, locate, and use Web services. Members of the OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee include Computer Associates, Fujitsu, IBM, IONA, Microsoft, Novell, OpenNetwork, Oracle, SAP, SeeBeyond, Sun Microsystems, Tata Consultancy Services, and others. The portfolio of OASIS Open Standards and specifications for Web services includes UDDI as well as the Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WSBPEL), the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), Web Services Reliable Messaging (WSRM), WS-Security, Web Services Distribued Management (WSDM), ebXML, Universal Business Language (UBL), and others. www.oasis-open.org