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Open Text To Support Content Integration Standard For Improved Compliance and Content Management

Java Standard JSR 170 Will Offer Standards-Based Access to Information No Matter Where it Resides. Builds on Open Text’s Livelink ECM Platform

Chicago – 2005-4-19 – Open Text™ Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the world’s largest provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, said today it will support the emerging Java standard governing content integration called Java Specification Request (JSR) 170. For Open Text customers, support of the standard will mean more options for corporate-wide access to all information, no matter where it resides. Open Text announced the news at its European user conference LiveLinkUp Europe 2005, underway this week in London, Paris and Munich.

Currently in its final stages of development through the Java Community ProcessSM (JCP) program, JSR 170 will specify a standard application program interface or API to access content repositories in JavaTM 2, independent of system type. Users will have an easier time finding and using information from many different systems to make their online work easier and companies gain better enterprise-wide management of information to aid with corporate governance and other regulatory compliance requirements. One of the potential benefits of the JSR 170 standard will be enterprise records management, where uniform, corporate-wide records management rules can be applied to content across many different repositories.

Open Text will support JSR 170 as part of its just announced Livelink ECM Platform, a secure, integrated framework that combines a shared content repository with software “services” in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). The software services include content services which offer a single point of access to content, either in an Open Text repository or other systems. The addition of JSR 170 support will extend the reach of the Livelink ECM Platform to all repositories that provide a standard JSR 170 connector, greatly increasing the reach of Open Text’s Livelink ECM Solutions.

David Nuescheler, the Specification Lead of JSR 170 in the JCP program and the Chief Technology Officer of Basel, Switzerland-based Day Software said, “The benefit of JSR 170 is that it frees information from the confines of separate repositories and systems. We’re pleased that Open Text has decided to support JSR 170 for its ECM solutions and we look forward to working with them in further developing the JSR 170 standard.” Open Text will join the expert group working on future versions of the specification, helping ensure that it meets the growing needs for enterprise-wide content control and retention management across a wide variety of data types and locations. “The vast majority of information in companies today is unmanaged, which is a tremendous compliance risk,” said David Glazer, Chief Technology Officer for Open Text. “Our customers want solutions for controlling and accessing all their content, independent of where it lives. We’re pleased that open standards are becoming available to support those solutions, and are excited about helping drive the success of those standards. JSR 170 holds the promise of true and open content integration, so that organizations can gain real value from all their information.”

To find out more about JSR 170, including a description of the specification and its current development stage, visit the specification page at http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=170. To download the latest proposed final draft, go to http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/pfd/jsr170/index2.html

For more information on Open Text’s European user conference, LiveLinkUp Europe 2005, go to http://livelinkup-europe.opentext.com/

About the Java Community Process

Since its introduction in 1998 as the open, inclusive process to develop and revise Java technology specifications, reference implementations, and technology compatibility kits, the Java Community Process program has fostered the evolution of the Java platform in cooperation with the international Java developer community. The JCP has over 850 company and individual participants; more than 250 Java technology specifications are in development in the JCP program, of which 46 percent are in final stages. For more information on the JCP program, please visit http://jcp.org


About Open Text

Open Text™ is the market leader in providing Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions that bring together people, processes and information in global organizations. Throughout its history, Open Text has matched its tradition of innovation with a track record of financial strength and growth. Today, the company supports almost 20 million seats across 13,000 deployments in 114 countries and 12 languages worldwide. For more information on Open Text, go to: www.opentext.com