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Re: [xml-dev] Re: W3C ridiculous new policy on patents
- From: David Brownell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Jeff Lowery <email@example.com>,"'Bullard, Claude L (Len)'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 12:04:06 -0700
> I think you're point's well stated, Len. W3C is not a body in pursuit of the
> public interest.
Of course, I certainly recall folk trying to deflect various
criticisms of W3C on this list with arguments along the lines
of "that's not true, W3C _is_ representative of the overall
It's a case of "can't have cake and eat it too".
And in particular, if W3C isn't the body in pursuit of
the public interest for web technologies, then nontrivial
chunks of the work done in that context have been
under false pretenses.