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Mozilla Foundation Co-Hosts Europe's Premier XML and Web Developers Conference

Mozilla Foundation Co-Hosts Europe's Leading XML and Web Developer

XTech 2005 Conference to Bring Together XML and Web Technology Thought

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 12, 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

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,
"Extending Mozilla with XBL," Brian Ryner, Google, United States
"SVG and Canvas in Mozilla, " Robert O'Callahan, Novell, New
"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

For information on presentations, sponsorships, exhibiting and other
marketing opportunities, visit http://www.xtech-conference.org.

For general information and to register to attend, visit

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 www.mozilla.org.

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 www.idealliance.org.

Press Contacts:

Mary Colvig

Judi Palmer

Marion L. Elledge

VP, Information Technologies Programs

IDEAlliance http://www.idealliance.org

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