From a press release posted at w3c.org: "Leading the Web to its full potential, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) today released the first public
Working Draft of VoiceXML 2.0, an XML-based language for voice dialogs. A first public Working Draft gives the Web community an invitation and
opportunity to see the early work of a W3C Working Group, and to contribute through comments and implementations. VoiceXML 2.0 was published after
W3C and the VoiceXML Forum announced plans for cooperation through a jointly signed Memorandum of Understanding."
October 24, 2001