My son
James was born in March, 2001. His mother and my
wonderful wife is

James and Mark


I’m Principal Architect at Zepheira, where I design and develop lightweight Web based solutions to large integration problems.

I’ve done some consulting in recent years too, and prior to that founded a company,
Rove IT (now a Solarwinds company), who provide innovative
mobile systems management and administration solutions for the enterprise.
I also spent three years at at Sun Microsystems, which had
acquired my previous company, Beduin Communications. I was Beduin’s CTO.

My principle areas of interest and expertise is Internet scale distributed systems,
the Web, standards development, software architecture in general, and mobile/wireless.

See my
for more detailed information.


As an originator or editor of a specification, some stuff I’ve done includes;

I’ve also contributed to;
WAP 2.0,
RFC 3023 “XML Media Types”,
SOAP 1.2,
XHTML Modularization,
XHTML 1.1,
XML Events,
RFC 3470 “Guidelines for the Use of XML within IETF Protocols”,
Compound documents.

I am an unabashed lover of the Web, in particular the two primary specifications
that made it all possible (HTTP 1.1,
and URIs), and the architectural style,
REST, that was used by
Roy Fielding to craft
them (at least as far as one person could in a concensus driven process). I spend
far too much of my free time educating others, and generally evangelizing the
profound implications of the Web and REST.


If you’re wondering whether I’m that Mark Baker that you knew
years ago (but somehow didn’t recognize my picture above 8-), here’s a list
of some group affiliations, past and present.


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phone, or


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