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RE: [xml-dev] Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable Internet -XML

On Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:32:03 -0500, Len Bullard wrote:

It seemed obvious to me, from the first message in this thread, that 
there was no desire to initiate a discussion, but only to set forth an 
agenda, and to excoriate those who deviated.

I have been quite surprised to see the sanity of replies on this 
thread, considering the radical position adopted by the original 
poster, and his discourtesy to those who dared disagree on the 
slightest point. I attribute this to the respect that Len Bullard has 
in the XML community, which leads to soft words even when his words, 
presented by any other, would be dismissed as trolling.

Regardless, it doesn't belong here. This is a list for xml developers, 
to discuss xml-related issues. Issues of intellectual property may have 
a role, but the more general discussion of business models and legal 
issues around intellectual property as such simply ... doesn't. It 
doesn't, regardless of whether some members of the list may have 
interests in that area.

To the best of my knowledge and belief, music is not distributed in a 
form related to an xml technology. Digital restriction management may 
use xml; if so, let's hear something about that technology, and its 
successes and shortcomings. Lawyers may be using xml technology in the 
prosecution of cases; that, too, might be of interest to the developers 
on the list.

Moral indignation on behalf of those unrighteously deprived of their 
holy profits? Not so much, in my opinion.

Amelia A. Lewis                    amyzing {at} talsever.com
There's someone in my head, but it's not me.
                -- Pink Floyd

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