Costs of the W3C

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Mon Jan 17 19:13:14 GMT 2000

At 02:01 PM 1/17/00 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>I'd suggest, then, that the biggest barrier right now is not the fee
>but the whole committee structure and process of the W3C -- it's
>designed for companies that can afford to free up engineers to do
>standards work, and that tends to mean companies with revenues over

Agreed - but changing that process appears to take a lot more gumption than
is currently available.

There's a lot more at stake in changing the W3C process than lowering fees,
but I'd suggest that all of it is worth considering.  The fees may well be
only a symptom - I could hardly disagree with that.

Simon St.Laurent
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