Category Archives: Software

W3C Developer Gathering Next Week; Registration Closes Today

Next week’s W3C Developer Gathering will bring together some great speakers: Leslie Daigle (ISOC) on Internet Ecosystem Health Mark Davis (Unicode Consortium) on controversies around international domain names Brendan Eich (Mozilla) on “ECMA Harmony and the Future of JavaScript” Fantasai on CSS, with help and demos from the “CSS Strike Force”: Tab Atkins, David Baron, Simon Fraser, and Sylvain Galineau Philippe Le Hégaret (W3C) on community-built browser test suites.

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IDC Names Mark Logic Innovative Information Access Company to Watch

I’m very happy to report that IDC has named Mark Logic “an innovation information access company under $100M to watch.” IDC’s press release is here and a copy of the ($3500 a la carte paid) report is here . Excerpt: New technologies are eliminating boundaries between content and data to enable pervasive access to all relevant information. Contributing to this innovation is a group of small companies with the vision and technology to have an impact on the IT marketplace.

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Join the Keynote Conversation at Gilbane Boston via our blog or Twitter

We hope to see many of you at our opening keynote panel at Gilbane Boston (December 2, 8:30 – 10:00am at the Westin Copley) , but whether you are there physically or not, you can participate by asking questions in advance. K1. Opening Keynote Panel – A Conversation About Content, Collaboration & Customers includes: Moderator: Frank Gilbane , CEO Gilbane Group Panelists: Susan Parker , Director, Mass.gov, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Michael Edson , Director, Web and New Media Strategy, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution Luuk de Jager , Senior Director, B2C Organizational Empowerment, Central Marketing Office Online, Philips Consumer Lifestyle See the complete description of the panel at: http://gilbaneboston.com/conference_program.html#K1 Four ways to ask questions: email questions to questions@gilbaneboston.com – be sure to identify which session the question is for include questions as a comment on this blog post Tweet your questions using the conference and session hash tags (see below) DM your question to http://twitter.com/gilbaneboston A note on hash tags : #gilbaneboston is the event hash tag

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Mark Logic Profiled in San Jose / Silicon Valley Business Journal

Just a quick post to highlight a story in the San Jose / Silicon Valley Business Journal entitled Mark Logic in San Carlos Saves Customers from Drowning in Data . Excerpt: The San Carlos technology firm offers software that helps businesses store, organize and filter all the data they’ve accumulated, including e-mails and Web pages and other so-called unstructured information that isn’t easily manageable

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XML: YAFF, YADT, or Whole World?

If you have a bunch of XML and are looking for of a place to put it, then I think I may have come up with a simple test that might be helpful. In talking with prospective vendors of XML repositories (definition: software that lets you store, search, analyze and deliver XML), try to establish what I’ll call “XML vision compatibility.” Quite simply, try to figure out if the vendor’s vision of XML is consistent with your own. To help with that exercise, I’ll define what I see as the three common XML vendor visions: YAFF (yet another file format) YADT (yet another data type) Whole world YAFF Vendors Vendors with the YAFF vision view XML as yet another file format

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The Eco-Patent Commons reaches a new milestone

I’ve talked about the Eco-Patent Commons a couple of times before, including in a recent announcement of a presentation I gave yesterday at the Licensing Executives Society (LES) USA-Canada Annual Meeting . Fortunately my presentation happened to coincide with a press release that was issued yesterday and which announces two new members: Dow Chemical and Fuji-Xerox, as well as a new pledge by Xerox. This brings the number of members to 11 and the number of patents in the commons to 100.

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The indexed XML website as a commodity

Reviewing a few long-term, continuing multi-publishing projects I have been involved in recently, I am struck that several are morphing in a particular direction. The projects might have started as publishing paper or webpages, and moved to publishing high-level XML, but increasingly the commodity that needs to be packaged and distributed (for re-skinning and re-use by third parties) is the whole indexed dataset: in effect the website (without the implication of HTML pages.) The client-person doesn’t GET a webpage, they get a whole website (this is for B2B not B2C.)

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The indexed XML website as a commodity

docGenix: MarkLogic Unleashed on Contracts (with Webinar on 10/15/09)

As a technology platform provider, you inevitably have certain visions of what applications your customers will one day build with your product. For example, Mark Logic Founder Christopher Lindblad originally envisioned that customers would spider and enrich Internet content, enabling an XQuery Internet search box as opposed to the typical keyword-oriented one. Christopher’s vision became reality a few years back when we started working in open source intelligence .

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docGenix: MarkLogic Unleashed on Contracts (with Webinar on 10/15/09)

XML, “The Necessary Ingredient” Research from Outsell

Just a quick post to highlight some (fairly) recent research from Outsell entitled XML: The Necessary Ingredient for Information Publishing (paid, $695) based on a survey run early this year. While the survey had only 30 respondents, so you must generalize with care, I still think the results are interesting and illustrative. Excerpt from the introduction on how XML can help information providers go web 2.0: In our view, XML should be a key ingredient in any publisher’s or information provider’s toolkit.

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Eco-Patent Commons at LES Meeting in San Francisco

I’ve talked about the Eco-Patent Commons before on this blog and I just want to advertise the fact that I will be speaking about it at the upcoming LES Annual Meeting in San Francisco . I’m always shy to point out any recordings or podcasts that get published on the web because I find it to always be a very humbling experience to hear myself speak. This may be something that’s true for about everybody but I guess even more so for those of us who have to speak in a language different from our native language

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Eco-Patent Commons at LES Meeting in San Francisco