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17 May 1988, as Open Software Foundation (OSF).


Deliver greater business efficiency by bringing together buyers and suppliers of information systems so as to lower time, cost and risk associated with integrating new information technology across an enterprise; offer organizations concerned with open information infrastructure a forum where they can share knowledge, integrate open initiatives and certify approved products and processes; achieve enterprise integration and multi-vendor interoperability.


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Board. Consortia (4): X Organization Managed Consortium (X Org Tier 1, X Org Tier 2, X Org Tier 3); IBIX Managed Consortium; ICSC Managed Consortium; Active Loss Prevention Managed Consortium. Regional Chapters (9): Australia and New Zealand; Belgium and Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Germany, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland; India; Italy and Malta; Midwest and South Atlantic USA; Japan; Portugal; United Kingdom. K-XK2246 - Open Group Messaging Forum, set up in Jan 2001, took over activities of the previous U-XN7830 - Electronic Messaging Association (EMA).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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