Navigating the SOA Open Standards Landscape Around Architecture – About the Authors



The OASIS SOA Reference Model Technical Committee (OASIS SOA-RM TC) advances a core reference model to guide and foster the creation of specific, service-oriented architectures. The group is part of OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of open standards for the global information society. More information is available at

About OMG

OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies, and an even wider range of industries. OMG’s modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution, and maintenance of software and other processes. OMG’s middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) and support a wide variety of industries. All of our specifications may be downloaded without charge from our website (

About The Open Group

The Open Group is a vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium, whose vision of Boundaryless Information FlowÔ will enable access to integrated information within and between enterprises based on open standards and global interoperability. The Open Group works with customers, suppliers, consortia, and other standards bodies. Its role is to capture, understand, and address current and emerging requirements, establish policies, and share best practices; to facilitate interoperability, develop consensus, and evolve and integrate specifications and Open Source technologies; to offer a comprehensive set of services to enhance the operational efficiency of consortia; and to operate the industry's premier certification service, including UNIX® system certification. Further information on The Open Group can be found at