Dave Winer dave at userland.com
Wed Sep 23 14:52:09 BST 1998

>>I don't understand what is self-serving about this. People are simply
about what they work on, which is what they know best.

Thanks for the air cover. While we sell a commercial product that does
XML-RPC, and is an XML database, and we also have deployed XML apps and
services, I am also interested in XML because it is good for the software

I've had a long career where things would have been possible if
compatibility could have been achieved, but good stuff didn't happen
because people didn't work together. I have high hopes for XML, but it can
only work if people cooperate and make their products compatible. This list
is invaluable to me *because* it connects competing commercial developers
so we can learn about what each other is doing and look for ways to be

That said, to answer the question, I wrote a top-level piece in July,
suitable for investors or marketing people, that explains why XML-RPC is so


Hope this helps.


PS: This description applies to the WebMethods stuff because we've been
working together. Cooperation. Coopetition. The good stuff.


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