W3C's 'Moral Majesty'

Daniel Veillard Daniel.Veillard at w3.org
Tue Sep 21 00:38:29 BST 1999

> Open source in these senses remains poorly served by the W3C's process (and
> probably by the Open Group's process as well, from what I can gather on
> their site.)

  I agree that software availability/testing is not the primary axis of W3C
process. We rely on members (and others) implementation when needed to
check whether a specification is implementable and has been successfully
implemented. Those are looked at when doing the Last Call and going to
Proposed Recommendation but agreed it's not as formal as within the
IETF process (2 different interoperable implementations for each features
in the specification). Though Working Groups may adopt such practices
(it had been done already).
  So basically we don't focuse on software, but we do use in-home testbed
(Amaya, Jigsaw, Libwww ...) when needed, to test and "eat our own dog food"
as much as possible. This software is released under OpenSource compliant
licences and mechanism.


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