Arnaud's Blog

Opinions on open source, standards, and other things



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, and a member of the Hyperledger Project Technical Steering Committee (TSC).



  1. Hello, Arnaud. Do you have an email address published? You can reach me at I am no longer with W3C and would like to add you to my professional network on Thank you in advance either way.

    Comment by Email address | November 18, 2007 | Reply

  2. Arnaud, I know that you work on leading Open Source.
    I’m Russian support engineer from Syllable project.
    Syllable is open source Operation System, written by scratch and based on own architecture. Syllable is not unix-like OS.

    I really hope that you will interesting in this project. It’s need more publicity to get more developers and users.

    Comment by Rohan | August 10, 2008 | Reply

  3. Public consultation on the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS)

    This just in.

    Everyone interested in interoperability within the context of public service delivery is cordially invited to send suggestions aiming at contributing to the implementation of the European Interoperability Strategy.

    Suggestions should be sent no later than on the 6th of April 2010.


    Comment by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 | Reply

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