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   Re: [xml-dev] FW: Tim Bray "Let's Move XML-DEV"

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Read it charitably or not, but our first reponsibility is to our 
dues-paying members. OASIS' purpose in life is to develop and promote 
our standards. We've supported the xml-dev list because we think that 
it's an important industry resource, but we must necessarily give it 
less attention and resource than other things that are primary to our 
mission. If this level of attention and resource isn't sufficient for 
what all of you are expecting then it may be a good idea for you to see 
who else may be able to give it high priority. I'm not chasing you away, 
just letting you know that we can't provide the world for you.


Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> karl.best@oasis-open.org (Karl Best) writes:
>>OASIS has been hosting this list for the past three years as a 
>>benefit to the industry, but has derived no revenue to compensate for 
>>the expense of running the list.
>>So while we all recognize that the xml-dev list is a valuable industry
>>resource I think that you're expecting a bit much when you demand that
>>we monitor the list closely (since you won't tell us about problems)
>>and drop everything else we're doing to fix things. Yes, xml-dev is a
>>low priority for us -- but what else could you reasonably expect?
>>...(And please 
>>note that OASIS is also a business, and we've been sponsoring the list 
>>for three years without any return. Would any of your companies be 
>>willing to do this?)
> Reading this as charitably as I can muster, it seems that OASIS has no
> interest in supporting a key forum for the XML community, despite the
> fact that their entire business model is largely built on the work of
> that community over time.  
> Perhaps it is in fact time to find a new home.

Karl F. Best
Vice President, OASIS
office  +1 978.667.5115 x206     mobile +1 978.761.1648
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