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   Who will maintain SAX?

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 11:33:24 -0400 (EDT)

I'm planning to put out a SAX2/Java bug-fix release this fall, and I
may still try to help with a C++ version, but other than that, I think
that I'm done with SAX.

SAX needs a new maintainer.

Since SAX is through its initial rapid-development stage, I'm inclined
to hand it over to an institution rather than to an individual.  I've
considered the W3C and OASIS, but since SAX is really a developers'
project rather than a standards-writers' project, I wondered if the
Apache Project might not make the best home -- they're well set up to
deal with this sort of thing, and have demonstrated a high degree of
technical competence.

The alternative is to find someone who can continue to maintain SAX
through XML-Dev, and who can win the support of enough XML-Devvers to
make real progress.  I'll be happy to listen to nominations.  SAX is
in the Public Domain, but morally, at least, XML-Dev owns it, and the
members should collectively decide what's going to happen to it.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com


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