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   RE: OASIS and XML-DEV [was RE: May a thousand XML-DEV's bloom - NOT!]

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  • From: "Box, Don" <dbox@develop.com>
  • To: "'Peter Murray-Rust'" <peter@ursus.demon.co.uk>, "'xml-dev@xml.org'" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 22:26:13 -0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Murray-Rust [mailto:peter@ursus.demon.co.uk]
> Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2000 3:07 PM
> To: xml-dev@xml.org
> Subject: OASIS and XML-DEV [was RE: May a thousand XML-DEV's bloom -
> NOT!]
> I have publicly stated the reasons why Henry and I agreed
> (enthusiastically) in 1999-06  to see the list move to be 
> hosted by OASIS.
> We were asked by someone that I greatly respect, who sees 
> OASIS as a key
> institution for the future. I also believe in the idea of non-aligned,
> non-profit, organisations in an age where trust, reliability and
> accountability are going to be of very high value.

As someone who survived (just barely) the OSF vs. Sun and OMG vs. Microsoft
wars, I don't look at vendor consortia like OSF, OMG or OASIS as non-aligned
any more than the Republican or Democratic parties are non-aligned. 


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