RE: Re[2]: [xsl] Transformation using Saxon.Net-1.0-RC1

Subject: RE: Re[2]: [xsl] Transformation using Saxon.Net-1.0-RC1
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2005 22:09:16 +0100
I know of a number of people who would be interested in a version of Saxon
that's integrated natively into the .NET platform. It's not clear to me at
the moment how deep the integration needs to be (for example, is it
necessary to support the System.Xml.Xsl APIs), or whether it is technically
possible to achieve the required level of integration without forking the
source (something that I regard as an anathema).

My instinct on this is to treat the work being done by M. David and friends
as a prototype that tests the feasibility and identifies the right (or
wrong) technical way forward, and then to start on a "real product"
supported and maintained by Saxonica when the concept is proven, the
requirements are clear, and the specifications and Saxon code-base are
stable. Decisions on the business model can wait for a while. Much of the
development of Saxon is now client-sponsored, and this may turn out to be
the best model to use.

Meanwhile please be aware that the current Saxon.NET project is at arms'
length from Saxonica: the developers have my encouragement to see what they
can achieve, but I have no control over the quality of their deliverables.

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: M. David Peterson [mailto:m.david.x2x2x@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 31 March 2005 21:30
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Re[2]: [xsl] Transformation using Saxon.Net-1.0-RC1
> > buy Saxon.Net-1.0
> Well until such time as Dr. Kay were to decide there is a market for a
> Saxon.NET-SA version there will be no need to buy... In its current
> state Saxon.NET is based on the latest release of Saxon-B 8.3 w/ the
> latest bug fixes posted by Dr. Kay to Saxon-Help.  This release
> follows the same licensing guidelines of the Saxon base in which this
> project belongs to which is the Mozilla 1.0 open source license.  But
> no doubt I am sure he will be happy to hear of interest in a
> commercial version of Saxon.NET as undoubtedly if he knows the demand
> exists it will be easier to justify the investment of time, money, and
> effort than if he doesnt.
> Please note that this is speaking purely from a business logic
> standpoint and is in no way anything official.  In fact, anybody who
> has interest in this area should contact Saxonica
> ( and *CASUALLY* let them/him know that there
> is an interest. While there have definitely been discussions in this
> area they have been strictly from the "yes, that would be of
> interest... but first lets see what you guys can do with the first
> piece of the equation" or something along these lines.
> More Saxon.NET (Saxon-B 8.3 based) (RC2 and Final) release
> announcements are in the works so stay tuned :D
> Cheers :)
> <M:D/>
> On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 19:59:56 +0100, Arthur Maloney 
> <ArthurM@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hello M.,
> > 
> > Wednesday, March 30, 2005, 8:07:38 PM, you wrote:
> > 
> > MDP> Hi Arthur,
> > 
> > MDP> I've been away for the last 18 hours and am just 
> noticing this email.
> > ...
> > 
> > Thanks for the e-mail it was appreciated.
> > 
> > I will be reading the web log
> > and no doubt be buying MK's books.
> > 
> > Also I'm very likely to buy Saxon.Net-1.0 if it becomes 
> available that way.
> > As an ordinary developer, If you think I can assist the 
> project in some small way
> > please feel free to get in touch.
> > 
> > --
> > Best regards,
> >  Arthur                            mailto:ArthurM@xxxxxxxxxx
> > 
> > 
> -- 
> <M:D/>
> :: M. David Peterson ::
> XML & XML Transformations, C#, .NET, and Functional Languages 
> Specialist

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