W3C's 'Moral Majesty'

Ann Navarro ann at webgeek.com
Mon Sep 20 16:07:17 BST 1999

At 07:06 PM 9/19/99 +0100, Dan Brickley wrote:
>On Sun, 19 Sep 1999, Steven R. Newcomb wrote:
>> [...] The W3C is a software vendor consortium; people (including W3C
>> members) who believe otherwise are deluding themselves. 
>I'm sorry, I can't let this one just slip past. As Bristol University's
>Advisory Committee representative to W3C, I can assure you that agendas
>other than software vending are represented. Bristol University may be
>many things, and there are many groups here who do produce saleable
>software, but we're not software vendors. We joined W3C to participate
>in the development of specifications that affect teaching, learning and
>research applications in our *.ac.uk environment. And we're not alone
>in this...

Well put. 

Ann (this time indeed speaking as the HWG AC rep)


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