WS-I Launches Advocates Program


WS-I Broadens Community Support with New Recognition Program

More Than 30 Companies Join WS-I as Advocates



SAN FRANCISCO, December 15, 2004The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) today announced the introduction of the WS-I Advocates Program, a newly launched recognition opportunity for companies that support the work of WS-I.  More than 30 companies have already joined WS-I as Advocates. 


Although Advocates do not attend WS-I meetings or participate in the organization’s technical working groups or committees, they do receive several benefits.  Each Advocate’s name, logo and testimonial are posted on WS-I’s website.  In turn, each Advocate may post a special “WS-I Advocate” logo on its website.  Advocates will also receive a subscription to WS-Insider, WS-I’s informative newsletter that is published several times each year.


The program is free, and any interested company may enroll by completing a registration form at


The companies joining WS-I as Advocates, include Acucorp., Approva, AppsSwing Limited, ASD Software, Bestning Technologies, Bluespring Software, Brixlogic, CentrPort, Chip eServices, Dealogic, Docucorp International, EAI User Group, EpiSoftware, Eternet S.A.C., Exocore Consulting, FAMIS Software, Fintricity, FiveSight Technologies, gMorpher, Go Technology, GuruSoft Corporation, HCL Technologies, HTC, Infosys Technologies, Ministry of Finance, Northrop Grumman, Oncorp Direct, Pathlore, QuickTree, ReadiMinds, RezGateway, Softwaremaker.Net, Tata Consulting Services, UBS, vInsurance, WebCab Components, WRQ, XempleX, and Yellow Pencil.


“The WS-I Advocates Program broadens the community of companies that can support the important work of WS-I and receive some of the many benefits we provide,” said Tom Glover, WS-I Chairman.  “Our organization, which includes Web services vendors, end-user companies, and standards development organizations, is pleased to welcome our new Advocate companies and is grateful for their support.”


Questions regarding the Advocates Program and other WS-I membership opportunities may be directed to the WS-I Membership Coordinator at


About WS-I

WS-I is an open industry organization committed to promoting consistent and reliable interoperability among Web services across platforms, applications and programming languages.  The organization unites a diverse community of Web services companies to provide guidance, recommended practices and supporting resources for developing interoperable Web services.  For more information, please visit


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