RE: FW: Tim Bray "Let's Move XML-DEV"
Karl, Would it be acceptable if a few xml-dev or OASIS people volunteered to help resolve some of the technical issues or provide a little help with list administration? Frankly, I think it would be a better solution than "wars and rumours of wars." Mike > -----Original Message----- > From: Karl Best [mailto:karl.best@o...] > Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 12:52 PM > To: Simon St.Laurent > Cc: xml-dev@l...; tbray@t... > Subject: Re: FW: Tim Bray "Let's Move XML-DEV" > > > Read it charitably or not, but our first reponsibility is to our > dues-paying members. OASIS' purpose in life is to develop and promote > our standards. We've supported the xml-dev list because we think that > it's an important industry resource, but we must necessarily give it > less attention and resource than other things that are primary to our > mission. If this level of attention and resource isn't sufficient for > what all of you are expecting then it may be a good idea for you to see > who else may be able to give it high priority. I'm not chasing you away, > just letting you know that we can't provide the world for you. > > -Karl > > > > Simon St.Laurent wrote: > > karl.best@o... (Karl Best) writes: > > > >>OASIS has been hosting this list for the past three years as a > >>benefit to the industry, but has derived no revenue to compensate for > >>the expense of running the list. > >>... > >>So while we all recognize that the xml-dev list is a valuable industry > >>resource I think that you're expecting a bit much when you demand that > >>we monitor the list closely (since you won't tell us about problems) > >>and drop everything else we're doing to fix things. Yes, xml-dev is a > >>low priority for us -- but what else could you reasonably expect? > >> > >>...(And please > >>note that OASIS is also a business, and we've been sponsoring the list > >>for three years without any return. Would any of your companies be > >>willing to do this?) > > > > > > Reading this as charitably as I can muster, it seems that OASIS has no > > interest in supporting a key forum for the XML community, despite the > > fact that their entire business model is largely built on the work of > > that community over time. > > > > Perhaps it is in fact time to find a new home. > > > > > -- > ================================================================= > Karl F. Best > Vice President, OASIS > office +1 978.667.5115 x206 mobile +1 978.761.1648 > karl.best@o... http://www.oasis-open.org > > > ----------------------------------------------------------------- > The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an > initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > > The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > > To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription > manager: <http://lists.xml.org/ob/adm.pl> > >
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