Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGi)

The Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGi) develops a cross-industry business standard. It is a not-for-profit standards development organization focused on building enterprise-ready, process-based business standards for both application-to-application (A2A) and business-to-business (B2B) integration.

Also the OAGi Board has established that the Open Applications Group Integration Specification (OAGIS) is free to download and to use. All they require is a free registration.

In 2009, the OAGi began working on OAGIS 10. OAGIS 10 will make use of several UN/CEFACT specifications Core Components Technical Specifications (CCTS) 3.0, XML Naming and Design Rules (NDR) 3.0 and Data Type Catalogue (CDT) 3.0.

OAGi XML specific vocabularies

More information: OAGi website.

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