OASIS Approves New Version of CMIS Standard for Content in the Cloud

  OASIS Approves New Version of CMIS Standard for Content in the Cloud

   Alfresco, ASG, Booz Allen Hamilton, EMC, HP, IBM, ISIS Papyrus, Liferay,
   Magnolia, Microsoft, Nuxeo, Oracle, SAP, and Others Advance Widely Used
                         Content Management Standard

Business Wire

BOSTON -- July 1, 2013

The OASIS international consortium today announced the approval of version 1.1
of Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS), a broadly adopted open
standard that enables information to be shared across Enterprise Content
Management (ECM) repositories from different vendors. CMIS 1.1 is now an
official OASIS Standard, a status that signifies the highest level of

CMIS frees content trapped in traditional “content silos” and facilitates
“content in the cloud” and mobile computing. The standard is designed to be
easily layered on top of most content management systems to provide a common
interface for generic content management functions.

“CMIS has been a key enabler of multivendor connectivity in the ECM world.
Making it easier to interconnect and leverage content repositories in the
cloud is the next wave as companies embrace the cloud in all of its
permutations -- whether via public clouds, private clouds, or hybrid
cloud/on-premise architectures -- to improve the productivity of their
information workers and streamline their document-intensive business
processes,” said IDC’s Melissa Webster, Program Vice President, Content &
Digital Media Technologies for the analyst firm.

“CMIS has been a game-changer for the market ever since version 1.0 was
approved in 2010. Repository vendors across the board now offer CMIS services
for their products, and application developers use CMIS to access and manage
content. CMIS 1.1 was developed to directly address feedback gained from this
broad knowledge base of experience,” said David Choy, chair of the OASIS CMIS
Technical Committee.

Functionality added in version 1.1 includes type mutability, which allows CMIS
clients to create, modify, and delete type and property definitions for
repositories. Supports for object retention and hold are added. Named sets of
properties can now be dynamically added and removed from individual CMIS
objects. Very large uploads of document contents can be broken into smaller
calls to append content. Repositories can now list supported extensions or
additional CMIS-based standards for CMIS clients to discover. A JSON-base
protocol binding is also added to facilitate browser-based CMIS clients.

Alfresco Software, SAP, and the Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS all verified
implementations of CMIS 1.1, in accordance with OASIS policy.

CMIS is offered for implementation on a royalty-free basis. Participation in
the OASIS CMIS Technical Committee is open to all companies, non-profit
groups, governments, academic institutions, and individuals. As with all OASIS
projects, archives of the Committees' work are accessible to both members and
non-members, and OASIS hosts an open mail list for public comment.

Support for CMIS 1.1

"Alfresco remains committed to open source and open standards andCMIS 1.1
represents a major advance in our continuing efforts to standardize and
simplify access to content. We are proud to have been a leader in the
development of this important standard and in providing one of the first
-- JohnNewton, Chairman and CTO

“ASG joined the CMIS Technical Committee at its inception and is pleased that
CMIS 1.1 takes significant steps forward in repository interoperability –
while increasing the reach of the standard into records management. As
long-time leaders in content integration/records management, ASG looks forward
to the ongoing evolution of its solutions to support CMIS. We are pleased to
support the increasing demand of customers for standards-based
interoperability and anticipate continued participation in these efforts with
-- Celso Rodriguez, Sr. Director of Software Architecture

ISIS Papyrus
“As an OASIS Foundational Sponsor, ISIS Papyrus participates in shaping the
CMIS standard to ensure archive and content management systems become a
well-managed back-end to ‘Systems of Engagement’. CMIS 1.1 is an important
step forward, and widespread industry adoption continues. Enterprises
requiring access to multiple content platforms should request that vendors
adhere to this standard for long-term stability, as well as vendor and
software version independence.”
-- Max J. Pucher, co-founder /CTO

“Nuxeo’s continued commitment to the CMIS standard aligns with our core values
of open standards, benefiting our customers who have multiple systems that
need to interact. For CMIS 1.1, we’re particularly excited about secondary
object types, allowing us to expose natively our notion of a facet, and
browser bindings, allowing easier and faster access by light JavaScript
-- Florent Guillaume, Head of R&D

Additional information:
OASIS CMIS Technical Committee

CMIS 1.1 OASIS Standard

About OASIS:
OASIS is a non-profit, international consortium that drives the development,
convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society.
OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for content
management, Cloud, M2M, IoT, security, privacy, software development, energy,
and many other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost,
stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free
choice of technology. OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of
public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. The
consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600
organizations and individual members in more than 60 countries.


Carol Geyer, OASIS Senior Director of Communications, +1-978-667-5115 x209
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