You may read my posts on XML.Com and believed that because I blog here I may know a thing or two about XML. Or you may think I am just a lucky idiot. The truth is a little of both!
I have used XML since it was SGML - when schemas were DTDs and you could blissfully ignore Unicode because everyone else was. I DO know XML - but that does not mean I am an expert! If you REALLY want to know about XML, please check with my compatriots M. David Peterson, Uche Ogbuji, or Rick Jelliffe.
So why am I here? Like most things in this world, not because of my technical skills but because one of my friends happens to be the editor. Kurt Cagle is one of THE best resources on XML. Hell- he has written more books on the subject than you have probably even READ. Then are we old high school buddies and he is doing me a favor? In actuality, I have never met him.
Wait - what?
You see, I have been running my own open source project for years. As part of this project, I let people use domains to promote Open Source. I know it is kinda strange way to contribute, but I think being original is a good thing. Kurt contacted me a few years ago to use xForms.Org, and the rest, as they say, is history. Only in the internet era can you make a friend without meeting them.
Quite a few years back, I acquired the domain OsCon.Com for a friend to start an Open Source Consultancy. I always though the name was kind of funny - it sounded like someone was conning you to use their OS. After the project fell through, I though it would be a good fit for my project - except no one ever desired to use it, even though it was FREE. All I ask is that it be used to support Open Source. Can someone perhaps suggest anyone that may be interested?
We were recently featured on Linux.Com - please review and let me know what you think of this project!