Nitin Borwankar worked at Ingres and Sybase in the early 1990's. He was involved with some of the earliest web-database applications and soon after with early Enterprise Java. He was also an active participant in New-EDI, an IETF standards process for EDI on the Internet. He has been an independent consultant and researcher since 1994 and has focused on enterprise data and integration along with messaging. His current interests include database schemas for tagging (folksonomy) applications in the enterprise and database issues underlying social networks with applications in the enterprise. He is a member of the Policy Group in the Data Portability effort where he is tasked with for creating the first drafts for EULA templates that respect user data rights. He has written about database issues for GigaOm.com and blogs at tagschema.com. He holds a patent in messaging for collaboration across trust boundaries.