Open Standards Processes

Simon St.Laurent SimonStL at
Sat Apr 25 22:19:07 BST 1998

Tim Bray:
| It
| might make all sorts of sense for the W3C to have "writers'
| memberships" - non-speaking access to the materials of one activity or
| another.  Such memberships wouldn't be free, a cost of perhaps $500 or
| so would bring it well within the bounds of a book-publishing budget
| while discouraging frivolity.

Jon Bosak:
>I think that's a really excellent suggestion.  And the cost should
>come out of the publisher, up front.

It sounds like there are going to be a lot of these sold, especially for XML, 
if they come to pass.  That kind of access would certainly settle most of my 
needs, but I wouldn't count on it to pacify those with 'exquisitely high 
standards' who want to participate more actively.

Still, it's a great start!

(Does O'Reilly get a discount? They're already a member, though I think it's 
their software side.)

Simon St.Laurent
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