James Clark hands over expat maintenance

James Clark, creator of the expat XML parser used in many open source projects, has turned over maintenance of expat to a team consisting of Clark Cooper, Fred Drake, and Paul Prescod. James will continue to keep on eye on the project.

James suggested hosting the project on SourceForge with the unanimous consent of the new maintenance team.

The first goal of the team is to release a new distribution in which expat builds and installs into a shareable library. This release will also merge in the changes that exist in the version of expat that is currently distributed with Perl's XML::Parser module.

Posted by Clark Cooper 2000-08-31