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Software AG Elected to the WS-I Board of Directors

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- WS-I chartered with ensuring the interoperability, sustainability and success of Web services
- Software AG Deputy CTO Prasad Yendluri to serve full, two-year term
- Underscores company s long-term commitment to standards

Software AG, a global leader in business infrastructure software, today announced that the company has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Web Services Interoperability (WS-I) Organization. WS-I is an open coalition of industry groups and end-user organizations that is chartered with advancing Web services interoperability across heterogeneous platforms, operating systems and programming languages. Software AG s Deputy CTO Prasad Yendluri will serve as the company s representative on the WS-I board for the full, two-year term. He had previously served on the board on behalf of webMethods, Inc. for three consecutive terms prior to the company s June 2007 acquisition by Software AG.

"In the simplest language possible, the role of the WS-I is to help ensure that Web services are functional, sustainable and successful. Recognizing the critical importance of this work, Software AG is delighted by our formal elevation to the organization s Board of Directors," said Yendluri.

"Software AG has been a strong proponent for the need for open standards linking heterogeneous technologies for nearly forty years. By maintaining an active leadership role in industry discussions surrounding standards adoption, we can work to ensure that our customers benefit fully from their real-world implementation of these standards in the field."

In addition to the WS-I, Software AG is an active participant in a number of other leading standards bodies, including the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and OASIS. The company and its affiliates have aided the development and advancement of such important Web services standards as SOAP 1.2, WS-BPEL 2.0, XML Schema, WSDL 2.0, UDDI, WS-Addressing, WS-Transaction, WS-Notification and WS-RX.

WS-I's board of directors is comprised of representatives from 11 companies, including BEA Systems, Fujitsu Ltd., HP, IBM, Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corporation, SAP AG, Software AG and Sun Microsystems.

About Prasad Yendluri

As a vice president and Deputy CTO for Software AG, Prasad Yendluri is responsible for industry standards evaluation, oversight and adoption, and related product strategy. Previously, he served as the Principal Architect for webMethods Office of the Chief Technology Officer and within the company s platform architecture and product strategy group.

Yendluri had been actively involved in a number standards bodies, including W3C, OASIS, WS-I, OMG and JCP, both as an administrative member contact as well as an active member and editor of several SOA works, including the WS-Policy, WS-Addressing, WSDL 2.0, WS-BPEL 2.0 and WS-I Basic Profiles specifications, and expert member of several JAX-* JSRs.

Yendluri is the co-author of several specifications, including WS-MetadataExchange and WSDiscovery, and he has published numerous technical articles in a variety of journals. He is a significant contributor to the UDDI v.2.0 and ebXML messaging service specifications and a lead architect and co-author of the RosettaNet Implementation Frameworks 1.1 and 2.0 specifications.

Yendluri holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology.

About WS-I

WS-I is an open, industry organization chartered to promote Web services interoperability across platforms, operating systems, 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, visit or email