Karl F. Best

Karl F. Best is the Director of Technical Operations for OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards. Based in the Boston area, OASIS is a nonprofit, international consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of product-independent formats based on public standards.

Mr. Best has been involved with OASIS since its founding as SGML Open in 1993, and was a director and Chief Strategy Officer of the consortium in 1997-98. He was previously employed by Novell, Adobe, and Sun Microsystems, designing and implementing systems for the creation and delivery of electronic documentation using structured information standards. He has been a long-time participant in standards efforts related to XML and SGML, and a speaker at numerous conferences.

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OASIS Technical Committee Work

The mission of OASIS is to promote and encourage the use of structured information standards such as XML and SGML. This report describes the work in which OASIS is currently engaged.