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  • From: "DuCharme, Robert" <DuCharmR@moodys.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 10:16:42 -0500

>Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>[Matthew Gertner writes] "There is broad concensus in the XML development 
> community that W3C must change.." and this is where I think you go astray.

If I could chime in here, I want to agree with Rick that the overall volume
of the complainers is a very bad way to measure general consensus. I'm sure
I'm not the only one who feels that the W3C does quite a good job at what
they were founded to do but doesn't have the time or energy to respond with
equal volume whenever someone complains about them. My company is not a
member, but we've certainly benefited from the technology that's come out of
the W3C, and given the skill level of the key people in most working groups,
I look forward to all their new work as it comes out.

Hopefully, Jon Bosak's recent actions to encourage Oasis participation will
reduce the volume of complaints. It reminds me of what I tell my wife when
she complains about the inefficiency of our daughter's soccer league or the
complainers at her church: it looks bad to complain too much about a
volunteer organization--at a certain point, people should pipe down or
volunteer themselves to improve things. The man who lead the drive to invent
XML wants to lead people to build a more democratic standards organization;
it will be interesting to see who heeds the call.

Bob DuCharme          www.snee.com/bob           <bob@  
snee.com>  "The elements be kind to thee, and make thy
spirits all of comfort!" Anthony and Cleopatra, III ii

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