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

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That's good to see.  Still, as I said, I think that 
the outcome there was inevitable.  What lessons there 
are and what strategies work best given some end goal, 
and what inferences might be drawn, these are as they 
always are, debatable.  I've come to understand that 
the CS market on the web is one where participation 
comes with greater risks and not always greater rewards. 
One should not ask 'cui bono?' but have that answer 
at hand on startup.

As to what has been said about Dave's comments, behaviors, 
etc. and in Tim's article comparing those to Goldfarb 
pre-XML, I can only say we learn, hopefully, to control 
our impulses, to defer to a later gratification today's 
victory.  That is how we became the last hominids 
standing.  If there are lessons there for XUL or for 
choosing the organization to host echo, I don't think 
they tend toward grassroots movements except where 
those who initiate them understand the likelihood of 
losing the helm and plan for it.  

If you have a good market for your 
product by then, it may not matter.


From: Danny Ayers [mailto:danny666@virgilio.it]

Depending on the conclusions you draw from the above, Dave has either
demonstrated his openness to progress or bowed to the inevitable :

"Tentative endorsement of Echo"



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