SAX vote: "SAX2" wins first-round majority (preliminary results)

David Megginson david at
Thu Mar 18 16:03:41 GMT 1999

Voting for the name of the next version of SAX closed a midnight (EST) 
last night, St. Patrick's day.

Here are the preliminary results:

  "SAX2":    19 votes
  "OpenSAX": 12 votes
  "ModSAX":  2 votes

Since the name "SAX2" has won a clear majority, there is no need for a
further round.  However, I did tabulate the votes manually, and would
like to ask everyone to check the following list to ensure that I
recorded their votes correctly (I might add this list to the SAX2
documentation, so make certain that posterity will know what your real
opinion was):

SAX2 (19 votes)

Parand Tony Darugar <tdarugar at>
John E. Simpson <simpson at>	
Jonathan Borden <jborden at>
Don Park <donpark at>
Paul Tchistopolskii <paul at>
Lars Marius Garshol <larsga at>
Marcus Carr <mrc at>
Timothy S Balraj <tbalraj at>
Steven Marcus <srnm at>
Moncef Mezghani <Moncef.Mezghani at>
Ronald Bourret <rbourret at>
Andy Redhead <Andy.Redhead at>
Michael Kay <Michael.Kay at>
Adrian Tivey <A.Tivey at>
Jason A. Buss <jabuss at>
David Brownell <David.Brownell at Eng.Sun.COM>
Rajiv Mordani <Rajiv.Mordani at Eng.Sun.COM>
Eric Armstrong <eric.armstrong at>
Matthias Spycher <Matthias.Spycher at Eng.Sun.COM>

OpenSAX (12 votes)

Bill la Forge <b.laforge at>
John Orla-bukowski <John.Orla-bukowski at Schwab.COM>
Lisa Richards (RTIS)" <lisa.richards at>
John Cowan <cowan at>
Ramin Firoozye <ramin at>
Dan Brickley <Daniel.Brickley at>
Jouni Miettunen <Jouni.Miettunen at>
E.L. Willighagen <egonw at>
Mike Dacon[?] <MikeDacon at>
Bob DuCharme <DuCharmR at>
Dr. Janet Bagg <J.Bagg at>
Simon St.Laurent <simonstl at>

ModSAX (2 votes)

Clark Evans <clark.evans at>
W. E. Perry <wperry at>

Thanks, and all the best,


p.s. I would have voted for "ModSAX" if I had not been conducting the
     vote, but "SAX2" would still have had a one-vote majority.

David Megginson                 david at

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