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RE: Blueberry is not "closed" (was: Closing Blueberry)

At 03:11 PM 7/19/2001 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
><notaBene>I'm not in favor of closed groups that
>go off and plan the future in secret.  Never have
>been, but the W3C is the owner
>of XML, does as it thinks, and in the case of a
>major release version, that group would be a
>consideration.  Given the effect on other
>parts of the web architecture, it would be
>prudent to get that in motion if it is an
>inevitability before serious consideration
>or heated debates over a major features

My fear, is that we have seen a tendency of late for even intra-W3C 
development and communication to be insular -- making impossible or 
improbable the chances for success where one group has been *given* the 
requirement of being dependent on another group, who then chooses at will 
to accept or disregard the requirements of the dependent group at will, and 
often for less-than-technical reasons.

The W3C may be a ocean, but the ports between her islands certainly need to 
be open.

(OK, I have sailing on the brain, but you get the point).

Ann Navarro, WebGeek Inc.
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