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   RE: [xml-dev] XUL Standardization: Lessons from the RSS Civil War

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You are the very model of a modern Major-General...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:clbullar@ingr.com]
> Sent: 27 June 2003 16:16
> To: 'danny666@virgilio.it'; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XUL Standardization: Lessons from the RSS Civil
> War
> A crew is arriving at your house tonight
> to take anything that you haven't polished, used,
> or otherwise shared with your neighbors.  If you
> object, we won't cut you in on the spoils and we
> may burn down your house leaving; if you
> help us, we will let your house stand, but we
> will own your silver for the good of the commons.
> To the true inventors:  if you have a valuable idea or
> innovation and the moxie to build it, PATENT IT
> AND KEEP IT PROPRIETARY.  That is the only
> way the local laws will help you fight the
> web pirates who are flying the flag of community
> instead of the skull and crossbones.
> Queen Elizabeth I decorated her buccaneers until
> the winds of world politics shifted.  Then she
> tossed 'em in jail.
> len
> From: Danny Ayers [mailto:danny666@virgilio.it]
> Anyhow, I only wanted to say that there wasn't only Tim's
> veteran's-eye view
> of the situation (which is a big plus for the project), there was also the
> emerging view of the group, and that the two didn't entirely coincide. The
> biggest deviation so far is in an area that to an outsider might look
> trivial - the non-use of the name RSS (the current working name is now
> Echo). But the naming issue has probably been the biggest single fan of
> flames in the RSS fork inferno, and there were many that would
> only support
> a New Format if the name (and its political baggage) were dropped.
> Using a different name also brings a great
> psychological/practical gain - it
> feels ok to tear things up and start again. Has XUL really
> reached the point
> where that is the only clear route forward?
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