Monday, November 10, 2008

Magnolia joined OASIS as Sponsor for CMIS

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about CMIS and stated that it sounds pretty interesting. Interesting enough in fact that Magnolia decided to become a full-blown "Sponsor"-level member of OASIS so that we can actively participate in this work. This is the first time Magnolia has joined a standards-body. Sameer and I were part of today's inauguration meeting which saw more than 30 people participate in a  conference call to form the TC (technical committee). If you have a look at the roster, it is interesting to see Magnolia on the same page (physically, not metaphorically) as EMC, IBM, Microsoft, Open Text, SAP or SUN. I am very excited that we have the resources and talent to join such an interesting initiative and I am confident that Magnolia's numerous large scale clients will benefit greatly form our involvement. Obviously, this is a long term goal as it will take a couple of years before large corporations will ship, and even longer before large corporations will implement what vendors have shipped; but in any case we'll be ready when you are.