Lack of interest forces cancellation of Open Standards conference

The Open Standards 2008 conference scheduled to be held in Sydney this week has been cancelled due to a lack of registrations.

A lack of interest has forced the cancellation of this year’s Open Standards 2008 conference.

The event was scheduled to take place on Wednesday and Thursday in Sydney.

Some of the speakers listed to hold talks included Lachlan Hunt from Opera on HTML5, Rick Jelliffe from Topologi with an Overview of XBRL, Microsoft’s Lawrence Crumption with a presentation entitled ‘Openly Excited: Microsoft, Open Source and Open Specification’ and Chris Messina, one of OAuth's originators and who currently works with California-based Vidoop.

Open Standards 2008 conference manager, Stefan Zagorski, said interest through sign-ups had been lower than expected. “Because of this we have reluctantly decided to cancel this year's Open Standards event,” he said.

“While disappointed, we have received a lot of encouragement from the community for the independent advocacy and promotion of open standards and our participation in this role will continue,” said Zagorski.

The event, which is organized by Allette Systems, has been run in Australia since 2002. Allette also runs the Open Publish conferences in Australia.

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