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   RE: [xml-dev] organization (was RE: frustration)

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I totally agree. First of all, starting modestly can't hurt at all and will
prevent the inevitable let-down if we don't achieve our lofty goals
immediately. I definitely see the huge challenges in this, as Simon points
out, and I would identify a number of prerequisites to making this idea a

1) A very cool and fully functional web site a la SourceForge.
2) Seeding the effort with some existing successful specs that haven't been
picked up by some existing standards organization (Schematron?).
3) Cooperation with some open source organizations (Apache, SourceForge?)
with the idea that they would encourage implementors to support the specs.
4) Strong leadership.
5) Strong marketing and evangelism.

Does anyone have any suggestions about how to achieve any of these points?
I'd be particularly interested if someone who is in the open source
community could comment on 3), since I'm inexperienced with the intricate
politics of the open source world. I think we achieve 4) quite easily if a
few prominent people from this list get involved, and if they are leading
lights of the XML world this will help with 5) as well. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric van der Vlist [mailto:vdv@dyomedea.com]
> Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 5:02 PM
> To: Simon St.Laurent
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: [xml-dev] organization (was RE: frustration)
> On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 16:28, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> > I'm not yet convinced that setting up an organization per 
> se is a good
> > idea, even on the Apache model.  I would, however, very 
> much like to see
> > this list take some first steps toward some of the things 
> organizations
> > do, including creating a site that has more to it than a list of
> > messages.  That site could point to supporting resources 
> and identify
> > projects-in-progress on xml-dev.
> If we look at successfull open source organization such as Apache or
> Debian, one thing which I find interesting is that they have started
> very modestly and I think that the value they may have 
> reached had been
> proven rather than claimed from the beginning.
> Brought in our context, I think that you're right and that we should
> probably start with a couple of specs to see if (and hopefully prove
> that) this might work. 
> Eric
> -- 
> See you in Barcelona.
Eric van der Vlist       http://xmlfr.org            http://dyomedea.com
http://xsltunit.org      http://4xt.org           http://examplotron.org

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