RE: Who will maintain SAX?
There are at least two different services required: 1. Record of authority maintenance - owner that can enforce a strict address for source of the public specification. May or may not actually develop the specification, but ensures well-performed processes are in place with regards to obtaining or changing the record of authority. 2. Development of the specification - any person or organization that can provide well-formed changes to the specification by a well-performed process. All SAX needs, it seems, is an owner willing to do provide the first service such that the second service is provided in accordance with the spirit of the current developers and owners. This is a neat test case. VRML was done this way and then was turned over to ISO. ISO has proven to be a good owner, fair, and capable. The cycle time is a bit slower than one would like for a percolating product. How fast do you think SAX will change? Guaranteeing that the services in item one do not preclude the openness and access desired in item two seems to be the critical issue. Len Bullard Intergraph Public Safety clbullar@i... http://www.mp3.com/LenBullard Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti. Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h -----Original Message----- From: KenNorth [mailto:KenNorth@e...] Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 2:54 PM To: xml-dev Subject: Re: Who will maintain SAX? The problem with organizations such as Apache Software Foundation and Free Software Foundation is they have a definite agenda. An XML API such as SAX should be maintained by an organization that is apolitical or agnostic when it comes to free software. It should maintain open APIs and make the source code freely-available, but not be concerned whether a deployment platform is commercial or not. Isn't vendor-neutral, interoperable technology the point of specifications such as SOAP? Shouldn't SAX be maintained in that same spirit?
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