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   Re: SAX (Introduction, Recomandations, Future...)

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  • From: "Bill la Forge" <b.laforge@jxml.com>
  • To: "cbullard@hiwaay.net" <"Len Bullard"@mail.HiWAAY.net>, <haustein@kimo.cs.uni-dortmund.de>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2000 14:27:56 -0500

In an environment such as the internet provides, there are countless
forums to participate in. And countless technologies under development.

In this environment, the democratic input may be in choosing which
forums and technologies to participate in. "Voting with your feet", as it

Where there is strong leadership, it is possible to avoid the flaws
endemic with "design by committee." Agreement means continued
support and contributions to the agenda at hand. And an insensitivity
to significant points of merit ultimately means the reformation into another
forum where there is such sensitivity.

One consequence of this is that forums will tend to be most active in
areas where the recognized leaders are most competent. Activities where
the leadership only believes it is competent will not receive the same broad 


From: Len Bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
To: <haustein@kimo.cs.uni-dortmund.de>
Cc: <xml-dev@xml.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2000 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: SAX (Introduction, Recomandations, Future...)

> Stefan Haustein wrote:
> > 
> > > > Democracy
> > > >does not exclude delegation of final decisions to an appropiate person.
> > >
> > > Oh how deliciously ironic ;)
> > 
> > Ok, I should have said
> > 
> > democracy does not exclude delegtion of decisions for a limited time
> > period.
> You are probably looking at a Republic, not a democracy, but your 
> point is well taken.  The limits of these are the duration of
> conversation, the inclusiveness or exclusiveness of membership, 
> voting rights, and the size of a consenting majority required 
> to decide and close a debate.
> len


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