OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: XML-DEVIL Proposal - was Open Standards Processes

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: len bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 19:02:11 -0500

Jon Bosak wrote:

> Cute idea, but it won't accomplish what you want. 

> Such a group might be useful for lobbying purposes, since it would
> give its members a voice on the W3C Advisory Council.  But the AC is
> exactly what its name says -- advisory.  In the W3C, the Director is
> ultimately responsible for all decisions made by the consortium,
> regardless of the input of its member organizations.  

Wow!  The information technologies of the free world are subject to the 
whims of one individual.  Fidel and Bill relax.  You are no longer the
only dictators left in the Western hemisphere.  How strange an outcome
for those who plead so long and so loud for freedom of information,  
freedom of products, open markets and all of that.  I guess Orwell is 
right again.

Go ISO.  Go SGML. 


xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@ic.ac.uk)


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS