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Re: [xml-dev] Standards and Antitrust (was: seduced by markup)

And I might add, as anecdotal evidence, that the "collusion in secret sessions" by Microsoft, IBM, Adobe, Oracle, SoftQuad, Arbortext and others to create XSLT 1.0 was what enabled Saxonica to enter the market and compete with them, rather successfully. How is that "restraint of trade"?

Michael Kay

Steve Newcomb wrote:

>> (As to the latter point, I have never understood why the W3C was allowed
>> to escape prosecution under the Sherman Antitrust Act.  I know the
>> theory: that TimBL has absolute authority, and therefore W3C is
>> technically not a conspiracy in restraint of trade.  But that doesn't
>> change the fact that it is indeed a conspiracy that has allowed multiple
>> market leaders to collude in secret sessions with the net result of
>> restraining trade, once TimBL says "OK".)

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