Open Design Alliance Announces Evan Yares' Removal From Office

Board Of Directors Focuses on Development and Implementing New Business Processes Phoenix, AZ December 04, 2006 -- The Open Design Alliance today announced that Evan Yares has been removed as President of the ODA and from the Board of Directors. Additionally, he has been dismissed as Executive Director. The Board of Directors is now fully focused on ensuring continued and concentrated development of its DWG and DGN file libraries, and the implementation of new business processes that better serve the organization's members. Mauritz Botha from IMSI/Design, currently Vice President, will perform the duties of the President until further notice. About the Open Design Alliance The Open Design Alliance is a non-profit consortium of software developers and users committed to promoting open, industry-standard formats for the exchange of CAD data. The Alliance publishes the OpenDWG file specification, based upon its work in reverse-engineering the undocumented DWG format used by AutoCAD. The Alliance also creates the DWGdirect and DGNdirect software libraries. Press Contacts Rachael Dalton-Taggart Strategic Reach (303) 487-7406

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