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From Ian Lynch <>
Subject Re: Legal concern: Are we getting to close ot a "division of markets" conversation?
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 10:59:22 GMT
On 6 June 2011 11:34, Dirk-Willem van Gulik <> wrote:

> IMHO - if there is any such risk - we 1) should both help the regulators
> understand the situation better and 2) do this in such a transparent way
> that members of our communities are better equipped to have their part of
> that conversation. And this is nothing new or special - plenty of (industry)
> standards bodies have had this issue - and the drive for open standards and
> readily accessible documentation, both from a regulatory point as well from
> a post-damage repair perspective, is now well understood and common.
> We got fairly close to these issues some 10-12 years ago - but (I
> personally think that we) where saved by the fast growth of java and other
> projects (and the fact that the internet was still tiny as an industry). And
> hence we never really addressed this. But perhaps it is time to do so.
> Thanks,
> Dw (who is happy to commit to making a stab at this on the East side of the
> atlantic).

In my experience, building relationships with regulators is a very good
idea. So +1 from me.

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