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

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> his strategic blunder was to assume he could 
> work openly without being under the protection of 
> the policies of an organization that would

No.  His blunder was in using imprecise language to specify something, 
and then being inconsistent about the interpretation of those 
ambiguities.  RSS 2.0 isn't a spec or standard.  It was an essay written 
with a couple of weeks -- yes, less than a month -- from those who 
scrambled to be heard, and mostly (like 2/3 comments accpeted) were.
It's an essay that is not open to editorial clarification.

Too bad.  Often the hard part of working in the open is knowing when to 
let go.  Dave's inability to do so has led many reasonable people to 
start from ground zero.  I expect interop to be maintained.

Rich Salz, Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology                           http://www.datapower.com
XS40 XML Security Gateway   http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html
XML Security Overview  http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html


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