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CNET News.com: Apache to create XML tools

“The Apache Software Foundation, a nonprofit organization that
builds free Web technology, is now turning its attention to
Extensible Markup Language, an increasingly important Web
technology, with the help of IBM and Sun Microsystems.”

“Apache plans to develop new Extensible Markup Language (XML)
tools with technology donated by IBM, Sun, other tech firms, and
independent software developers. The group plans to launch the new
effort–called the “xml.apache.org Project”–tomorrow.”

Their goal is to further drive the adoption of XML, a
popular Web standard for exchanging data, by making tools that are
“open source,” meaning every software developer can view the source
code, modify it, and use it for free.


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