XML-DEVIL Proposal - was Open Standards Processes

len bullard cbullard at hiwaay.net
Sat Apr 25 02:04:40 BST 1998

Jon Bosak wrote:

> Cute idea, but it won't accomplish what you want. 

> Such a group might be useful for lobbying purposes, since it would
> give its members a voice on the W3C Advisory Council.  But the AC is
> exactly what its name says -- advisory.  In the W3C, the Director is
> ultimately responsible for all decisions made by the consortium,
> regardless of the input of its member organizations.  

Wow!  The information technologies of the free world are subject to the 
whims of one individual.  Fidel and Bill relax.  You are no longer the
only dictators left in the Western hemisphere.  How strange an outcome
for those who plead so long and so loud for freedom of information,  
freedom of products, open markets and all of that.  I guess Orwell is 
right again.

Go ISO.  Go SGML. 


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