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There is more news on the XQuery front. Jonathan Bruce (JDBC 4 spec lead) has been brought over to DataDirect from Sun:
DataDirect Technologies, the leading provider of components for connecting software to data, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Bruce to XQuery technology evangelist. A technical and specification architect with experience leading industry standards such as JavaTM, J2EE and SQL, Jonathan will be responsible for advancing the XQuery and XQJ standards and driving the adoption of DataDirect’s new XQuery products.
Jonathan joins DataDirect from Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he served as the JDBC specification lead and architect for the Java Platform. While at Sun Microsystems, Jonathan led four Java Specification Request efforts and successfully patented technology that now forms an integral part of the latest J2SE and J2EE platforms. Jonathan’s background also includes business development, sales support as well as inbound and outbound licensing consulting for the Java platform and database-dependent components of Sun’s Java Enterprise System.
Both are speaking at the TheServerSide Symposium 2005