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atnewyork.com: A Personal Version of XML, Courtesy of Netomat

Mar 24, 2003, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erin Joyce)

"But where is the version of XML that lets people communicate more effectively with people?

"Netomat, a start-up company about to make its public debut at PC Forum starting March 23rd--Esther Dyson's annual confab of technology visionaries--may have that answer...

"Maciej Wisniewski, Netomat's co-founder and chief scientist (who helped develop IBM's XML strategy when he was a programmer with Big Blue), says the XML and Java-based platform consists of a fully integrated family of authoring, server and player technologies designed to work seamlessly with existing formats and protocols. 'The core innovation underlying the platform is a new XML-based language called netomatic mark-up language (NML).' They like to think of it as XML for people to people communications.

"He says the company also plans to make its NML source code available to the open source community. 'We believe in open standards, open formats, open protocols. And we want NML to be open. It's part of the philosophy of the company...'"

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