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   RE: Who will maintain SAX?

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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 15:56:38 -0400 (EDT)

Bullard, Claude L (Len) writes:

 > The question is, given that SAX has received broad support from the
 > vendors, will having it reside at Apache rather than a
 > specification consortium cause them to reconsider it and initiate
 > projects to replace it?  Apache can in some sense, be considered a
 > competitor for footprint if not revenue.

That's a legitimate concern, and it's really my only hesitation about
the Apache Project (other than waiting to see what other XML-Devvers

Maybe we need to start The SAX Consortium, with .org Web site, weekly
telecons, face-to-face meetings at employer expense (alternating among
Europe, Australia, and North America, of course), and a big membership
fee so that we can afford to co-sponsor conferences and pay a
full-time director.  Since SAX is already written and deployed, it
would be hard for anyone to notice whether we were actually
accomplishing anything.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com


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