Public open specs

Mark Wielaard mark at
Mon Dec 8 03:49:25 PST 2008

Hi Dalibor,

On Mon, 2008-11-17 at 17:25 +0100, Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> >> Getting all these JSRs published freely and openly without click-through
> >> like you want to do for the JVM spec would solve all these issues.
> >
> > Couldn't agree more.  Why is it the specs for TCP (an RFC) and HTML
> > (W3C recommendation) are published openly on the web, yet the JSR
> > specifications are hidden behind pages of legalese?  Whether its onus
> > or not, it still has to be read and approved and is enough to
> > introduce doubt into people's minds.  If we could just load up a web
> > page and read them with no click-throughs, life would be much easier.
> >   
> Thank you both for taking the time to explain your concerns, and
> provide me with a toolchest of arguments to pick from.
> I'll go work on my poking tools now.

Much appreciated. Please do let us know what the progress/timeline is.
If we can do anything to speed things up, just yell. Should we move this
thread to the general discuss mailinglist?



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