OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards. The consortium produces more web services standards than any other organization along with standards for security, e-business, and standardization efforts in the public sector and for application-specific markets. Founded in 1993, OASIS has more than 4,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 100 countries.
WS-I is an open industry organization chartered to promote web services interoperability across platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. The organization’s diverse community of web services leaders helps customers to develop interoperable web services by providing guidance, recommended practices and supporting resources. All companies interested in promoting web services interoperability are encouraged to join the effort. Specifically, WS-I creates, promotes and supports generic protocols for the interoperable exchange of messages between web services. In this context, “generic protocols” are protocols that are independent of any action indicated by a message, other than those actions necessary for its secure, reliable, and efficient delivery, and “interoperable” means suitable for multiple operating systems and multiple programming languages.
The Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI) is a non-profit association for corporate and individual members whose common goal is to advance enterprise integration, network centric operations, and world-class electronic business practices for industries and governments around the globe. AFEI builds government and industry inter-relationships that cut across national and organizational boundaries and promotes the development of a global information infrastructure. AFEI is a member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) family of associations
The SOA Forum, now the Governance Forum, is an exclusive roundtable of Fortune 500 and government enterprise architects and IT executives who are mandated with the challenging mission of creating a service oriented architecture (SOA). The Governance Forum was initiated and is coordinated by WebLayers, Inc. Working with its Fortune 500 customers, WebLayers realized the need in creating a forum for enterprise architects to share and exchange knowledge.
SHARE is an independent, volunteer-run association providing IBM customers with user-focused education, professional networking, and a forum to influence the information technology industry. Since 1955, SHARE has enabled IT professionals to achieve business results through a combination of credible, relevant programs and peer opportunities. SHARE currently counts more than 2,100 organizations among its active member ranks.