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The South African e-documentation workgroup is hosting a number of the
world’s most influential XML and open standards activists at the “XML
in Government Workshop” next week. One of the key figures behind the
event - and indeed behind much of the XML and digital standards work in
South Africa - is Bob Jolliffe. A member of the South
African department of science and technology, a founder of Freedom to
Innovate South Africa (FTISA), and someone who has spent the best part
of the past year arguing the merits and demerits of OOXML, he explains
here how far the movement to open standards and XML in government has
progressed. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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