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   "writers' memberships" Re: Open Standards Processes

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  • From: Stefan Mintert <mintert@irb.informatik.uni-dortmund.de>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 22:01:31 +0200


 > [Tim Bray:]
 > [... good stuff that I completely agree with ...]
 > | 4. A couple of people made the excellent point that it's tough to
 > | produce a book on one of these specs in a timely and accurate fashion
 > | if you're not inside the process.  It seems to me that it would be of
 > | huge benefit for the W3C if such books were easier to produce.  It
 > | might make all sorts of sense for the W3C to have "writers'
 > | memberships" - non-speaking access to the materials of one activity or
 > | another.  Such memberships wouldn't be free, a cost of perhaps $500 or
 > | so would bring it well within the bounds of a book-publishing budget
 > | while discouraging frivolity.
 > I think that's a really excellent suggestion.  And the cost should
 > come out of the publisher, up front.
 > Jon

Since I'm currently writing a book about XML I have to break my silence ;-)

I would appreciate such a "writers' membership" VERY much. Where's the right
place to discuss that? (I don't think XML-Dev is)



  Stefan Mintert
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       private:  stefan@mintert.com
       WWW:      http://www.informatik.uni-dortmund.de/~sm/

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