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

Since you forwarded it to Trichordist, Michael, some who work in the
industry will note it.  We've been talking about metadata standards.
There is resistance in some part because previous attempts have failed
and other parts because attempts to begin serious discussions of the
problem meet the same perverse resistance met here from members of the
software community who believe they have a right to those opinions
regardless of how badly informed they are.

They did embrace digital downloads, Pete.  They are fighting piracy just
as the software industry has and does.  It is the "information wants to
be free" quote that is seldom followed by the rest of Brand's admonition
that "information wants to be expensive" that they resist.  A world
class album costs between $250k for a small work to $750k to produce and
that is before any pressings, marketing or other expenses.

It will be interesting to see how many software experts continue to
defend piracy because they are "offended" by the discussion.  This is a
list that will debate "worse is better" and any number of other
absurdities but resolutely refuses to recognize the social disorders
they have created.  It doesn't speak well of the community and I do have
the right to express that opinion regardless of how treated for it and
in contrast to some here, I am uniquely well informed.

If XML isn't relevant, then Hunt was right.  This technology is done and
it little matters what is discussed here on a public list.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Hopwood [mailto:michael@editeur.org] 
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:14 AM
To: Pete Cordell; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable


Since I'm actually working on DDex still at this very minute, I feel a
bit duty-bound to repeat my reference to it...

"... actually there is this: http://ddex.net/release-delivery-0 - it's
definitely in use (examples of implementations here:
http://ddex.net/implementing-ddex-standards (see PDF link near page

Timing aside, this is real stuff with real consequences for XML and the



-----Original Message-----
From: Pete Cordell [mailto:petexmldev@codalogic.com] 
Sent: 30 August 2012 10:50
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable

>>> But can't help wonder, had the music industry embraced digital
download of music, which is now so clearly what they should have done,
and set a precedent for paying for things on the Internet, how
differently people would interact with the Internet now (oh, and what
the implications for XML would have been!).

Pete Cordell
Codalogic Ltd
Interface XML to C++ the easy way using XML C++ data binding to convert
XSD schemas to C++ classes.
Visit http://codalogic.com/lmx/ or http://www.xml2cpp.com for more info


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