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- From: Stefan Haustein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Jon Bosak <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2000 19:25:58 +0100
> Despite its success so far, the process you've got now for SAX is
> not democratic. It puts all decision-making authority in the
> hands of a single person. The fact that the person in question
> happens to be above reproach does not change the fact that this is
> a benevolent dictatorship. I don't buy the benevolent dictator
> model of standards development no matter how highly I regard the
> dictator of the moment.
Even if the process is not democratic at the moment,
there are democratic alternatives to the $$$ democracy option.
For example, the XML-DEV members could elect a "moderator"
taking over David's role (probably David himself...). Democracy
does not exclude delegation of final decisions to an appropiate person.
SAX-based access to WBXML and WML: http://www.trantor.de/wbxml
XML pull parser: http://www.trantor.de/xml