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From "Ted Leung" <twle...@sauria.com>
Subject Re: Charter Discussions
Date Thu, 17 May 2001 18:22:27 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Melton" <james.melton@cylogix.com>
To: <general@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: Charter Discussions

> I'm not as familiar with non-profit charters as I am with corporate
> vision statements. In the latter case, a vision statement is usually
> kept as a separate document because it tries to express some less
> tangible ideas.
> Regarding the paragraph in question as a vision statement I might
> rewrite it along these lines:
> xml.apache.org exists to promote the use of XML. We view XML as a
> compelling paradigm that structures data as information thereby
> facilitating the exchange, transformation, and presentation of
> knowledge. The transformation of raw data into useful information has
great potential to improve the functionality and usability of information
systems.  In order to bring such improvements about, we intend to build
freely available XML tools.

How's that?  Is it less religious, and also not corporate?


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