Namespaces from where?

Tim Bray tbray at
Sun Sep 20 15:57:32 BST 1998

At 04:21 PM 9/20/98 +1000, Marcus Carr wrote:
>Tim Bray wrote:
>> Users and developers *can* be represented; but they have to pay for
>> the
>> privilege.  Since the amounts aren't exorbitant, it seems like a good
>> practical bozo-filter to me.
>Perhaps a clarification of "bozo-filter" wouldn't go astray here. 

Marcus' cynicism is quite reasonable, and my comments were uncalled-for,
sorry.  I was talking about the kind of bozo who makes most unmoderated 
discussion groups useless; someone with apparently infinite time and 
energy, but little to add to the design process.  XML-dev is a delightful 

In the W3C, either someone is paying you to be there, or you're an 
explicitly invited expert.  In practice this eliminates a certain amount 
of time-wasting. -Tim

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