Re: FW: Tim Bray "Let's Move XML-DEV"
Mike: Thanks for the offer; we've got a techie looking into the problem now. We'll yell for help if we need it. -Karl Mike Fitzgerald wrote: > 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> >> >> > > > -- ================================================================= 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
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