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   Re: [xml-dev] ISO turns evil?

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Rick Marshall wrote:

>now imagine we tried to run electrical safety standards this way. you
>have to pay a licence fee to wire to the electrical standard...... or
>build aeroplanes... i think you get the idea
>so while i don't think the iso policy will worry me much, on further
>reflection i strongly agree that this is both bad policy and principle

But in fact, if you want to build an aircraft you have to get it 
certificated (not including home-builts, but you still have to have a 
lot of paperwork for them), and that costs a lot of money.  That is not 
really distinguishable from paying to use standards , in a way.


Tom P


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