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clbullar@ingr.com (Bullard, Claude L (Len)) writes:
>However, Karl said that OASIS must provide value to its membership and
>one thing we should consider is if XML-Dev provides value.  Given that
>this is a good place to get XML questions answered (if not XSLT or all
>the other lists to which people are often redirected), is that our
>only value?  I consider XML-Dev the one place that the developers of
>specifications and standards must present their work and convince an
>experienced and often skeptical audience of the value of their work.  
>OASIS is in the standards business.  Perhaps one value of XML-Dev to
>the OASIS membership is that if the developers cannot convince the
>XML-Dev members of the value of an OASIS product, it is quite likely
>that the value of that product is limited, and they need to know that
>right up front.

Len, the problem isn't whether we provide value.  I firmly believe in
the value of this list, and even people who complain about it regularly
seem to believe in its value.  (Actually, the more they complain, the
more they seem to value it.  Odd paradox.)

The problem is whether OASIS values this list enough to support it
technically and regularly.  I think Karl answered that with a resounding
"NO" in his message.  

There are other places that do seem to recognize the value of this list
as value to them, and I recommend strongly that the list have a home
where it is valued and its maintenance is considered important.  That
doesn't seem like a particularly revolutionary statement.

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org


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