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Please Welcome Open AXIS Group

Jul 14, 2010, 23:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"At any given time I'm helping to set up two or three new consortia and open source foundations, and it's always a pleasure to see one of announce their public launch. Yesterday it was the turn of Open AXIS Group, the latest in a seemingly endless string of initiatives formed to recruit the versatile magic of XML to address a global need.

"In this case, that need is dealing intelligently and efficiently with the growing number of services that an airline can sell or assist with (e.g., exit row or aisle seating, extra bags, and so on) in addition to booking the seat that you rent for a few hours. That will all work more smoothly if not only every airline, but also every travel agent, travel site, and others all input information in the same, interoperable way.

"That goal can, of course, best be accomplished through XML, and in this case, by using an already developed XML schema that will serve as the starting point for Open AXIS Group's ongoing development and promotional work."

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