Worldwide Debate on Open Data

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    Worldwide Debate on Open Data Highlighted at XTech 2005
    Presentation Topics Include Web Services, RSS, FOAF, OAI, Open Access,
    and More;Special Focus on's Influence on Standards and
    New Technologies
    Alexandria, Va. - April 20, 2005 - The opportunities and challenges
    of "open data" on the Web will be the focus of a new educational
    track at XTech 2005, the premier European conference for developers and
    managers working with XML and Web technologies. XTech 2005 (formerly
    XML Europe) is being held 24-27 May, 2005, at the Amsterdam RAI Centre,
    Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    "The Web may have first been the battleground for open standards, but
    it's now the battleground for open data," says Edd Dumbill, XTech
    2005 conference chair. "The democratization of publishing through the
    Web presents tremendous opportunities, which our new "Open Data" track
    will cover in extensive detail."
    In the presentation "Towards a Science Commons," the Executive Director
    of Science Commons, John Wilbanks, will introduce Creative Commons'
    project for sharing knowledge among scientists, universities, and
    industries. In "Open Street Maps and Spatial Data," Jo Walsh,
    researcher with the co-author of "Mapping Hacks", will detail a project
    to create copyright-free map data for the United Kingdom. will receive in-depth coverage in XTech 2005's
    "Applications" track. In "Using W3C XForms in Office
    Applications," Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW) Software Engineer
    Daniel Vogelheim will explain how is introducing new
    technologies into the workplace, while Sun Technical Architect Michael
    Brauer will discuss the new OASIS OpenDocument format.
    For information on presentations, sponsorships, exhibiting and other
    marketing opportunities, visit For
    general information and to register to attend, visit
    XTech 2005 is being held in conjunction with the Gilbane Conference on
    Content Management. For more information, visit
    About IDEAlliance
    IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a
    not-for-profit membership organization. Its mission is to advance
    user-driven, cross-industry solutions for all publishing and
    content-related processes by developing standards, fostering business
    alliances, and identifying best practices. Founded in 1966 as the
    Graphic Communications Association, IDEAlliance has been a leader in
    information technology - developing Document Markup Metalanguage
    (GENCODE), sponsoring the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML),
    and fostering eXtensible Markup Language (XML). IDEAlliance builds on
    these languages to create specifications that enhance efficiency and
    speed information in all aspects of publishing and content-related
    processes. Learn more about IDEAlliance at
    melledge, Apr 20, 2005
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