Founder, Thai Open Source Software Center
James Clark has been contributing to the Open Source community for nearly 20 years. In the past 15 years, his work has focused on SGML/XML, where he is a renowned pioneer of these technologies. Since its publication in February 1998, XML has achieved widespread industry acceptance as a key technology for the future development of the Web. In 2001, James was awarded the first XML Cup.
After visiting Thailand in 1995, he eventually became a permanent resident there and now runs a small company, the Thai Open Source Software Center which provides a legal framework for various Open Source activities in Thailand. James also promotes Open Source in the Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA) of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in Thailand. He supports a number of charitable projects in Thailand, mostly related to education, particularly in rural areas, partnering with PDA.
James has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford, where he obtained Class I Honours.