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Mozilla Foundation co-hosts Europe’s leading XML and Web developer conference

XTech 2005 Conference to Bring Together XML and Web Technology Thought Leaders

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 13, 2005 – The Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving choice and promoting innovation on the Internet, announced today that it will be co-hosting XTech 2005 (formerly XML Europe), the premier European conference for developers and managers working with XML and Web technologies. XTech 2005 will take place from May 25 – 27, 2005 at the Amsterdam RAI Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Mike Shaver, a founding member of the Mozilla project and a longtime and well-known proponent for open source and Web standards, will provide the opening keynote address.

“This is an exciting year for XTech – we have broadened the conference’s scope to reflect the growth and advancement of the Web,” said Edd Dumbill, XTech 2005 Conference Chair. “Mozilla is a fitting co-host for our event given its dedication to open standards and drive to further innovation on the Internet and better the overall Web experience.”

“As the Mozilla project flourishes with the valuable contributions from our community of developers worldwide, XTech 2005 provides a great forum for us to present and collaborate on browser technology progress and direction,” said Mitchell Baker, president of the Mozilla Foundation. “It’s precisely this type of collaboration and idea sharing which help drive standards for the next-generation of Web technology and continue to breathe new life and innovation into the Web.”

Mozilla’s presentations and activities at XTech 2005 include:

  • “Mozilla and E4X,” Brendan Eich, Chief Architect, Mozilla Foundation, United States
  • “Mozilla’s XML User Interface Language (XUL),” Ben Goodger, Firefox Lead, United States
  • “Directions of the Mozilla RDF Engine,” Axel Hecht, Mozilla Europe, Germany
  • “Extending Mozilla with XBL,” Brian Ryner, Google, United States
  • “SVG and Canvas in Mozilla,” Robert O’Callahan, Novell, New Zealand
  • “Mozilla Technology BOF,” a meeting for conference attendees interested in XUL and Mozilla’s SVG, XBL and E4X implementations

XTech 2005 is being held in conjunction with the Gilbane Conference on Content Management. For more information, visit

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About the Mozilla Foundation

Established in July 2003, the Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization hosting a collection of leading innovators whose mission is to preserve choice and innovation on the Internet. The Foundation provides organizational, legal, and financial support for the Mozilla open source software project. The Foundation is based in Mountain View, California. Learn more about the Mozilla Foundation at

About IDEAlliance

IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit membership organization. Its mission is to advance user-driven, cross-industry solutions for all publishing and content-related processes by developing standards, fostering business alliances, and identifying best practices. Founded in 1966 as the Graphic Communications Association, IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology – developing Document Markup Metalanguage (GENCODE), sponsoring the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), and fostering eXtensible Markup Language (XML). IDEAlliance builds on these languages to create specifications that enhance efficiency and speed information in all aspects of publishing and content-related processes. Learn more about IDEAlliance at