Re: XML-DEVIL Proposal - was Open Standards Processes
>Cute idea, but it won't accomplish what you want. You would have to >incorporate and set up legal employment contracts with all your >"employees", and then all the employees of the corporation would be >legally bound to respect the confidentiality of the W3C work in >progress just like the employees of the current W3C members are. So >there goes your free and open public discussion. And you could say >goodbye to the right to speculate in newsgroups or public lists like >xml-dev. If I understand the requirements correctly, all types of organizations are allowed to be a member of W3C. It includes commercial, educational, government agencies. Nothing indicates that it excludes industry association. Having to become an employee of XML-Devil Inc. seems like a subversion and I do not feel right doing that. I would like to be able to do this without having to sell myself out. I was not planning to have open public discussions, XML-Devils will have our own closed mailing list where we will discuss the issues and submit comments and proposals to W3C. Anyone breaking the confidentiality agreement will lose the membership. One of us will be elected to represent us in the W3C Advisory Committee. What we, the independent XML developers, offer could be what W3C needs to remain truely vendor-neutral. Netscape, JavaSoft, and others can probably balance Microsoft within W3C but there is currently nothing except good judgement to balance the needs of large corporations and small developers. I do not like being dependent on other people's judgement. I do not want to be a bystander while big boys play politics on the supposedly level ground. What we are trying to do will not have negative impact on W3C activities. We are all professional developers and we will strive to be an integral part of W3C. It would be best if W3C offered special membership to a self-governing group of independent developers. Meanwhile, I will take a look at what OASIS offers as you suggested. Thank you for taking the time to respond in length. To XML-DEV list members: I appologize that I have accidentally touched a raw nerve and ended up starting a flame/crusade of sort. We will be winding down the discussions here soon so please have patience. Sorry, Peter. Regards, Don Park http://www.docuverse.com/personal/index.html PS: I would like to change the proposed name to XML-DEV Independent Lobby rather than LogHead which is similar in concept but less professional :-). xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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