Re: Virtues of benign neglect (was Re: Re: XML-dev f
mc@x... (Mike Champion) writes: >>> My thinking is the main reason that things have gone awry >>> with OASIS is there is not a direct connection between the list >>> membership and OASIS. > >> I agree with that completely, and I think that explains the problems >> this list has had here. > >Hmm ... be careful what you wish for. The fact that OASIS as an >organization doesn't really care about xml-dev means that they don't >care what transpires on xml-dev. There's no pressure for moderation, >or centralized definitions of what constitutes "spam" or "acceptable >use," nothing other than the list's culture to define what is >"politically correct." Do we really want to spend time worrying about >who will have the power that comes with responsibility for list >administration in a world where the people involved DO care about what >goes on? There's a huge space between "hyperactively managed" and "no one at the switch". I think this past week - and the past few years worth of problems - illustrate that a complete disconnect has real costs. I'm not calling for a dictatorship of the proletariat, just saying that there needs to be better ongoing communication between the list and whoever is running the infrastructure. That seems to be a running theme of recent messages, including those from the people currently running the infrastructure. -- Simon St.Laurent Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets Errors, errors, all fall down! http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org
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