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Introduction, with a twist

From: Alan Kotok <akotok@disa.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 17:45:19 -0500
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TO:  W3C Web Services Description Working Group

Let me add my introduction to this group, but this introduction will 
probably be a little different from the others so far.

I will represent the Data Interchange Standards Association that has the 
abbreviation DISA.  There is another organization not far from us here in 
Virginia, the Defense Information Systems Agency, that is also a member of 
W3C and also represented in this group, and also with the abbreviation 
DISA.  Perhaps we can call ourselves DISA.org while the DoD organization 
can be DISA.mil.

But it only gets worse.  If the name Alan Kotok looks familiar in the W3C 
context, it is because the Consortium's associate chairman is also named 
Alan Kotok.  I can say with confidence that we are not the same person, but 
you can expect a few double-takes and other evidence of confusion (such as 
mis-routed e-mail) as we go forward.

My recent experience is in e-business technology, and while I have worked 
with other standards bodies and industry organizations, this is my first 
encounter with W3C.  I also have a background in journalism, including 
articles and books on information technology for business people, so I 
offered to help edit this group's primer document.

I agree to participate in the Web Services Description working group per 
the charter http://www.w3.org/2002/01/ws-desc-charter last revised on 
January 26, 2002.

To the best of my knowledge, my organization does not have IPR claims 
regarding Web Services.

Alan Kotok
Editor, < E-Business*Standards*Today />
Data Interchange Standards Association
+1 703-518-4174
Received on Friday, 15 February 2002 17:57:22 UTC

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