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From "Ted Leung" <twle...@sauria.com>
Subject Re: Interaction with third parties
Date Tue, 18 Mar 2003 08:02:53 GMT

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From: "Berin Lautenbach" <berin@ozemail.com.au>
To: <general@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, March 14, 2003 7:35 PM
Subject: Interaction with third parties


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> Ted Leung wrote:
> | I didn't include Berin's change about supplying input to W3C, because
> | we're not W3C members, so it's hard to state
> | that we'll always do that, even though many committers are members of
> | W3C working groups.  Also, you could
> | make the argument that we'll do the same for the JCP, since the ASF is
> | allowed to have JCP expert group member
> | and concomitant votes.   We should discuss this as a separate thread.
> |
>
> Apologies - I wasn't very clear in my original e-mail.  I'd say it would
> be inappropriate to mention any particular organisations in the charter.
> ~ The use of W3C was meant purely as an example.
>
> The thought was more along the line that we are trying to "promote the
> use of XML" and one way of doing that is to feed some of the knowledge
> gained from the various projects back into some of the developing
standards.
>
> Given it's being done (I was watching one thread in xalan-dev recently),
> and appears to be a worthy thing to do, it might be worth mentioning in
> the introductory sections of the charter.  But much more than that would
> probably be counter-productive.  There is already a statement further
> down about the PMC facilitating interaction with the external world.
>
> Maybe something along the lines of :
>
> In order to achieve a coherent architecture between xml.apache.org
> components and other components and applications, standards (formal or
> de facto) will be used as much as possible for both protocols and
> APIs. Where appropriate, experiences and lessons learnt will be fed back
> to standards bodies in an effort to assist in the development of those
> standards.  We will also allow the innovation of new protocols, APIs,
> and components in order to seed new concepts not yet defined by standards.
>

I like the general thought here.  Does anyone else have an opinion on this?

Ted


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