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BW: The Apache Software Foundation Launches xml.apache.org Technology Project

“The Apache Software Foundation, in collaboration with
Bowstreet, DataChannel, Exoffice, IBM, Lotus Development
Corporation and Sun Microsystems, today announced the formation of
the xml.apache.org Project in response to the overwhelming demand
for Open Source XML and XSL tools triggered by the rapid adoption
of XML.”

XML has become increasingly crucial throughout the software
industry, as well as the Open Source community, as a nonproprietary
method for storing and exchanging complex data
,” said Brian
Behlendorf, President of the Apache Software Foundation and Founder
of Collab.Net. “Building a solid reference suite of applications
and libraries for managing XML will help ensure consistancy of
implementation between free and commercial software, and reassure
developers that XML is a reliable choice for building applications
upon.”

“xml.apache.org will advance the development and deployment of
XML and XSL standards, and demonstrate the power of these
technologies on both Web server- and client-side environments. In
addition, xml.apache.org will provide a robust set of XML- and
XSL-related libraries and applications within an industry-wide,
peer-based Open Source development process.”


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