OSS vs W3C? was: Next Round

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Thu Jan 21 19:17:52 GMT 1999

Bill la Forge wrote:

> Open Source Software and vendor controlled standards bodies, IMHO, are a poor marrage.
> The advantage of Java and XML is that they let you do significant work without the need
> for a large team effort.

Say what?

Java is not open source; there is an open-source version (Kaffe),
but it's not yet ready for prime time (feel free to contradict me
if you know otherwise).

Java is a vendor-controlled standard (maybe soon to go away).

XML is a vendor-consortium-controlled standard.

If you don't like these processes, try IETF or ISO.

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