1564HumanMarkup.org, Inc -- announcement
- Nov 9, 2001I want to announce today HumanMarkup.org, Inc, a non-profit
domestic corporation established to help support the activities of
the OASIS HumanMarkup TC in ways the TC is not equipped to support.
This includes issues pertaining to funding and application
development. This organization has existed for several months, and
under its banner we have conducted Phase 0 technical discussion.
However, it is now being revamped to meet the additional needs of the
HumanMarkup.org is a non-profit company supporting the development
efforts of the separate OASIS HumanMarkup Technical Committee. The
ultimate aim is to develop Internet tools and repository systems
which will enhance the fidelity of human communications.
1) financially support OASIS HumanMarkup TC meetings and
2) encourage members to take part in HumanMarkup
specification design process
3) promote acceptance and use of HumanMarkup specifications
through direct contact, seminars, presentations, conferences,
posters, and other means
4) facilitate the development of applications using HumanML
5) sponsor the humanmarkup.repository
6) develop applications and systems which enhance
the fidelity of human communication and representation.
7) provide direct application services to agencies in projects which
incorporate HumanMarkup implementations
This organization contains Rex Brooks, Joseph W. Norris, and myself
as its directors, and I am the chair. Additionally Kurt Cagle is
volunteering his time and effort right now towards promulgating this
effort as well. Contributers are encouraged to join.
Over the last three months, we have established the core set of
business procedures and documents for the company. Interested
parties are invited to participate in this organization as well by
contacting any of us directly. For the last few weeks, we were
negotiating a possible relationship with OASIS in which we would be
able to partner with them more directly in this effort. Due to the
fact that our endeavor was still nascent, we were to hold off on that
for now. Thus, at this time, HumanMarkup.org, Inc is completely
separate from the OASIS HumanMarkup TC.
We are also working with various US government agencies to establish
an official relationship with many of the activities being done,
especially focusing on events related to recent events. Ideally, we
will be able to help the government develop several real-world
applications using HumanMarkup.
If you receive this announcement, you are already subscribed to the
humanmarkup yahoogroups discussion board. The disussion group URL is
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/humanmarkup. When we determine a
public discussion agenda, we will open up the board for public
contributions once again.
(as a reminder,the current HumanMarkup OASIS TC discussion is held at
Thanks very much. Please contact any of us for further information.
Ranjeeth Kumar Thunga
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