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- From: Tim Bray <email@example.com>
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- Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 10:46:53 -0700
When I try to explain the W3C's structure to conference and tutorial
audiences, sometimes I put it like this:
"We lock the engineers from Netscape & Microsoft & Sun & IBM & Adobe
& everyone else in a room and keep them there until they work it out.
The idea is to keep the marketing droids from making trouble."
which glosses over a lot of the details and subtleties of the picture.
But is kind of how I think about the process.
As a historical note, one big reason why Tim B-L and the guys were able
to bootstrap the W3C back in '94 was the public self-destruction of the
HTML3 process over in the IETF. I wasn't there so I won't comment on it,
but it's certainly an interesting story. -T.
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