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++1. If the goal is a superior specification for a superior standard and
interoperable implementations, we have to accept better beer brews longer.
The trick is to have it on the shelf before the customers are already
satiated and wobbling their way out the door. Some gigs are better
than others. The best gig is one where the band is booked again before
they finish the night. The worst is when the owner asks one to call
them next week when he will have his booking sheet. Real results are
From: Dare Obasanjo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sprinkling Open Source pixie dust on a product doesn't suddenly make it more
succesful, faster or better.
Also there have been efforts to come up with an XQuery test suite the same
way there is a W3C XML Schema test suite. Again my experiences have shown
these processes delay the spec not the make it go any faster. However they
improve the chances of interoperability.