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   Re: RE: [xml-dev] Open Standards Organization

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5/15/2002 10:31:20 AM, Matthew Gertner <matthew.gertner@schemantix.com> wrote:

enture into the world without a Name to invoke?
>> I suggest "XML Core" as being just cheeky enough.
>The name was one of the first items I wanted to raise on the mailing list. I
>like the X- prefix a lot (XPath, XPointer, etc.).

How about XML Interoperability Organization (X-I ????)

The goals here are similar to the WS-I's -- define "profiles" of existing
specs from multiple organizations that REALLY work, and to identify
gaps that need to be filled by new activities.  I'll predict that the
almost universal reaction to "Open Standards Organization" would be
ORGANIZATIONS ALREADY!!!!!"  The WS-I's PR people have worked hard to
distinguish between "standards" and "interoperability profiles".
Leveraging this could be useful to a) educate the pundits of the 
world that XML has the same problem of too many "standards" and too little
real interoperability that the web services people have; and b) that real
users (and perhaps vendors) can take this seriously without 
re-thinking their investments in / commitments to the W3C, OASIS, ISO, etc.

On the other hand, the WS-I sordid politics have not exactly enhanced its
reputation ...


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