After several years focusing on strategic and policy issues related to open source and standards, including in the emerging markets, I decided to get back to my roots and focus more on technical work. I am involved in several software standards and open source development efforts with IBM. I am the main representative for IBM at W3C and I am also responsible for driving the coordination of IBM software standards activities from a strategic and technical point of view.
I have been working on open standards for 20 years, both as a staff member of standards development organizations (SDO) such as W3C and as a representative for IBM. I have been involved in every aspect of the standards development process. This includes the technical, strategic, political, and legal aspects, both internal and external to an SDO and to a company like IBM. I was editor of several key Web specifications including HTML and DOM and was involved in high profile open source projects such as Xerces, the Apache XML parser, and the X Window System. I made my first steps in Open Source in 1990 with the release of the XPM library which is still in use today!
I am currently the main representative for IBM at W3C, the chair of the W3C RDF Data Shapes Working Group, and a member of the Hyperledger Project Technical Steering Committee (TSC).