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RE: The lists I monitor

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon St.Laurent [mailto:simonstl@simonstl.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 6:50 AM
> To: Henry S. Thompson; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: The lists I monitor
> At 02:24 PM 5/7/01 +0100, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> >do not include http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XSDSchema.  I have no
> >problem with people starting lists for their own purposes, but I
> >observe that there is already an active public list with 
> open archives
> >(unlike Yahoo lists) devoted to W3C XML Schema issues, namely
> >xmlschema-dev@w3.org, archives at [1], send subscription requests to
> >xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org.
> Is there a common tendency among people involved with the W3C 
> to feel that 
> all activity should if possible take place on W3C mailing lists?

It's not a W3C thing. It's a "it's easy to set up yet another list on
the Internet" thing. Think back a year ago or so when XML-DEV was
failing. At least once a month someone would set up a list on egroups or
wherever, yet people saw the benefits of having a single "normative"
forum rather than dozens of splinter lists to monitor.

I really doubt that Henry is acting as part of some W3C-wide plan to
stiffle discussion; rather, my guess is he is just a lone gunman acting
on his own on this one.