Since the initial release of XrML in mid 2000, the XrML specification
and schema have been downloaded by over 3,000 users.
is being actively worked upon in the technical working groups within several key
MPEG-21: which includes companies
such as IBM, Universal Music Group, NTT, Reuters, Microsoft, Intel, Philips, Panasonic
as well as major content owner organizations such as the MPAA and the RIAA, as
OASIS: which includes companies
such as Hewlett Packard, Verisign, Microsoft, IBM, Reuters, CommerceOne as active
In addition, the following companies have publicly
announced their active support and agreement to build products and/or services
which are XrML compliant: Microsoft, OverDrive, Zinio Systems, DMDsecure, Integrated
Management Concepts and Content Works.
When first released,
XrML received the support of several leading technology providers, content owners,
distributors and retailers who adhered to vision of interoperability as a prerequisite
for the rapid growth of the digital content economy.