1565Re: [humanmarkup] HumanMarkup.org, Inc -- announcement
- Nov 9, 2001Thanks Ranjeeth,
This clears my decks for everything I mentioned on my to do list,
which I will start on immediately.
At 10:42 PM +0000 11/9/01, Ranjeeth Kumar Thunga wrote:
>I 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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