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RE: ISO intellectual property (was Standards)
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: "Williams, David" <DAVID.WILLIAMS@ca.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 13:04:55 -0500
balance of powers. It isn't us vs them, black or white,
or evil, etc. It is balance: ensuring that no
or consortia be empowered to act such that
interests of human culture are in peril because they
act hastily or without sound reason. It sounds
dramatic, I know, but it is really the tedious details
law and technology interact by consent.
Second, we can't toss words like "standards" into these
discussions unless they have meaning. What
say to those who think SAX should be a
W3C-owned and maintained product? What would
help? Do those who originally developed it
are not W3C members have rights? If so, what
they? Lots of open-list works gets carried off
members-only groups. Well-meaning people
the support of organizations whose policies
worse, controls, they don't understand. In
cases, controls they cannot or will not see.
take my position in a largely theoretical argument
like or dislike. This isn't personal and
want to make it personal are simply thanked
their input. I think it important to explore these
relationships down that twisty road because otherwise
find ourselves accepting the opinions of the press,
pundits, and others (me included, so I accept the
to debate this from an unpopular position).
Because XML is being used to code and
chunks of the world's
information assets, care is warranted in how it is
designed, created and changed. The Blueberry affair
certain issues to the surface. When for
example, should an organization be allowed to limit
character sets if such limitations would make
cultural assets (eg, the famous Buddhist texts)
disappear? Do the consortia have responsibilities
such things? If not, should SGML, an international
standard, be maintained assiduously to ensure in
cases, the owners of that information have
another way to maintain it and still make it available?
lobbied for the update and improvement of
SGML. I've done it for years. I consider it the
for which XML is a setting. It does deserve
or polishing now and then.
sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
Don't take this
the wrong way, please...
then, are you doing developing XML standards?
What is it about
XML that holds your interests and keeps you from lobbying the ISO daily to
"fix" and update SGML?
A casual reader
might think that you don't like OR enjoy using and/or developing