Seven years ago when XML-DEV was THE place to be for anyone interested in XML, XML-DEV mailing list members, including me, worked together to create a simple API for XML processing called SAX. While we did make some mistakes, SAX API was swiftly defined and then adopted. I have mixed feelings about SAX2 which suffers from the Namespace Curse, but at least I feel better about the SAX API than the DOM API, another standard I participated in creation of.
I would like to give a hearty welcome to David Megginson who led that effort seemingly effortlessly although not without some noteworthy regrets which I agree with. While mild mannered, he took decisive actions when actions were called for and without causing much controversy.
Hullo, David. Welcome to the neighborhood.