International Business Machines Corporation, abbreviated IBM, is a multinational computer technology and IT consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software (with a focus on the latter), and offers infrastructure services, hosting services, and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. (Source: Wikipedia)
As the world’s leading Software Company, Microsoft has pioneered many of the technology innovations that paved the way for the digital information revolution. With products ranging from the Windows operating systems to the Office productivity suite, the Visual Studio suite of developers tools, and the Xbox 360 video game platform, and a broad range of new offerings in high-growth areas including Web-based services, unified communications, search, advertising and much more, Microsoft continues to be the worldwide leader in helping people and businesses realize their full potential.
The free Opera webbrowser is always on the forefront of browser innovation. It features the most complete SVG support that can be found in a webbrowser today. Opera always cared about web standards and accessibility and is actively participating in the advancement of web standards, such as HTML, CSS and SVG. Opera is also well-known for its fast mobile browser Opera Mini. Opera browsers are available on a multitude of operating systems and devices, such as desktop and mobile computers, phones, game consoles, TV settop boxes and embedded systems. Opera Japan helped to organize SVG Open 2007 in Tokyo.
Mozilla is a global community of people creating a better Internet. We build public benefit into the Internet by creating free, open source products and technologies that improve the online experience for people everywhere. We work in the open under the umbrella of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation. Everything we create is a public asset available for others to use, adapt and improve. For more information, visit www.mozilla.com.
Samsung has been the world's most popular consumer electronics brand since 2005 and is the best known South Korean brand in the world. Samsung Group accounts for more than 20% of South Korea's total exports and is the leader in many domestic industries, such as the financial, chemical, retail and entertainment industries. Samsung is also a major mobile phone manufactorer. (Source: Wikipedia)
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, SRU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.
Slippery Rock University has a long-standing commitment to innovative uses of technology throughout the curriculum. Members of the computer science and geology and geography departments have been using SVG as a part of their instruction and research since 2003. SRU offers one of the most affordable and technologically up-to-date educational programs with undergraduate programs in information technology, computer science, information systems, emerging technologies, digital media and GIS, and has consistently been chosen as one of its region's 'most wired campuses'.
W3C is a long-time SVG Open supporter. As the active creator and maintainer of the SVG and related web standards, W3C has an interest in the success of the SVG web graphics standard and related activities. Since the first SVG Open conference in Zurich in 2002, W3C has been supporting the conference by helping to announce the conference, sending speakers, organizing panel sessions and sending out the call for participation. W3C Japan and Keio University were also involved with the organization of the 2004 and 2007 conferences.
The OpenAjax Alliance is an organization of vendors, open-source initiatives and Web developers dedicated to the successful adoption of open and interoperable Ajax-based Web technologies. The alliance's prime objective is to accelerate customer success with Ajax by improving the customer's ability to mix and match solutions from Ajax technology providers and helping to drive the future of the Ajax ecosystem. In a recent feature wish list of leading ajax developers better 2D drawing and vector graphics was one of the top requested features. SVG, along with Canvas, are natural technologies to satisfy this demand.
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