[sc34wg3] The Norwegian National Body position on ISO 13250

Sam Hunting sc34wg3@isotopicmaps.org
Mon, 14 Apr 2003 09:01:34 -0400 (EDT)

> These are very good news. To add to the picture, let me add that
> there is a growing interest in the US for topic maps, especially
> within the government and open source communities. 

I agree with Mary on the exponential growth of topic maps ("two, three,
many topic maps"), both in the open source and e-government arenas to
which Michel alludes:

and elsewhere:


Interestingly, neither of these two approaches is particularly TAOist --
and since they are based on tmtk, which regards the TAO as one topic map
application among (potentially) many, they do not need to be. 

Sam Hunting
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