Re: Microsoft's responce to XML.com article
Bill dehOra wrote: > > : Not only - I'm talking about reps from paying members; it's > : well-known that even if someone is doing a titanic amount of work > : editing a spec, when they have an in-house product-release crunch, > : well, they're just not > : going to be doing any editing for a while. Which is why a lot of engineers who prefer to work on products choose to avoid standards work ... except to the extent that it affects product delivery! > : That is unless they're a > : "standards drone" a well-known species of engineer who isn't trusted > : to do any real work but is dispatched to standards committees, found > : in some but not all large technology vendors. > > Are you saying that writing standards isn't real work? I can't speak for Tim, but it's certainly true that there are engineers who prefer the standards style work more than product delivery and its set of hassles. To be sure, some of them are ex-engineers, no longer writing code but able to apply the same analytical skills (and political ones too!) to corporate strategy in that rather different context. Re trust ... the best engineers are trusted, period, and it's up to them to decide which style work they prefer! - Dave 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/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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