Java Specification Request for XML

Bill la Forge b.laforge at
Tue Mar 9 13:15:17 GMT 1999

From: David Brownell <db at>
>Re other processes ... I don't think anyone's quite figured
>out how to make the "open source" processes drive established
>software companies.  Like many leading companies, Sun is
>taking steps in that direction. But at least for this year,
>that isn't a useful class of processes to measure against.

I suspect that a change to Open Source Software will depend
on more than just vendors. Vendors need to be responsive to
their customers, many of whom are still not with the new program.

I don't think this process can be driven entirely from the top.
It would be risky for a vendor to get to far ahead of its "community".

So while open forums like XML-DEV are closer to the ideal,
given the opportunity, I will be glad to participate in Sun's
own process.


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