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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 14:15:58 -0500
Bill la Forge wrote:
> Open Source Software and vendor controlled standards bodies, IMHO, are a poor marrage.
> The advantage of Java and XML is that they let you do significant work without the need
> for a large team effort.
Java is not open source; there is an open-source version (Kaffe),
but it's not yet ready for prime time (feel free to contradict me
if you know otherwise).
Java is a vendor-controlled standard (maybe soon to go away).
XML is a vendor-consortium-controlled standard.
If you don't like these processes, try IETF or ISO.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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