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   Re: W3C, responsibility (Re: Why the Infoset?)

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  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
  • To: Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 11:33:37 -0400

Rick JELLIFFE wrote:

>  Let's not waste our
> presious emotional energy.  W3C will put out specs: some specs we will
> like or dislike; some specs they will do a bad job at; some specs could
> be bettered by an individual under inspiration; some specs will be
> skewed to the commercial positions occupied by the companies who pay the
> people to create the specs.

Hear, hear.

> (Please, no accusations of censorship or Lee Kuan Yu-ery. :-)  I suppose
> from a kind of Marxist-Leninist position, W3C could be seen as a sign
> that industry is reaching the stage of oligarchy capitalism.)

Ditto the U.S. government.


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis um dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau,  || http://www.reutershealth.com
Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau,           || http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Und trank die Milch vom Paradies.            -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)


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