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   Re: [xml-dev] frustration (was RE: [xml-dev] XPath 2.0 )

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On Monday 13 May 2002 11:25, Matthew Gertner wrote:

> In pursuing the open source parallel, I would suggest that a website be set
> up where individuals or small groups can submit proposals for
> specifications. These would then be opened to discussion on a mailing list.
> When consensus is reached, they would be published formally as "Authorized
> Specifications" or whatever.

I had an idea for this about a year ago:


 - it's a splash page!

But I've not had time to finish it.

The idea is to have a tree structure of discussion forums - like Usenet - and 
indeed hopefully accessible as a news server (news.open-research.org.uk?) 
since I hate web forums.

Those forums, however, have special messages you can send that propose 
documents and let people vote on them. You can also do general votes just to 
gather opinions.

Documents that get voted in are enshrined in a database and assigned a number 
and everything!

> I'm very serious about this. This discussion has been going on for a long
> time (I published a "rant" about this over two years ago --
> http://www.schemantix.com/resources/rants/rants_2.html), but it is now time
> for action. I am personally willing to devote time and resources to setting
> this up. Is anyone else?

If you like the idea of Open Research - designed to be an open source 
standards body in its own right for more than just XML - then I'll gladly 
donate the .uk domains and the capacity on my server I set aside for it all!

> Matt


                               Alaric B. Snell
 http://www.alaric-snell.com/  http://RFC.net/  http://www.warhead.org.uk/
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