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Cliff Schmidt

Cliff Schmidt manages standards and open source strategy for BEA's
WebLogic Workshop product. Through the Java Community Process and
other standards organizations, he ensures that the Workshop product
complies with existing standards and advances future standards. He
has also participated in standards working groups at OASIS and the
World Wide Web Consortium, such as the XML Schema Working Group.
In addition to working with standards organizations, he is
responsible for BEA's relationship with open source communities,
including code contributions and ongoing developer involvement.
Prior to working at BEA, he managed the XML standards strategy for
Microsoft's MSXML, SQLXML, and .NET XML products. He has been
working in the software industry since 1987, with the exception of
serving six years as a submarine officer for the US Navy.

 

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