From: David Golden (david.golden at domain oceanfree.net)
Date: Mon 01 Oct 2001 - 10:47:16 IST
Pretty nasty business, all in all. A small team of crack commando corporate
lawyers skillfully inserted to work on corrupting the W3C from the inside.
Unfortunately, Microsoft stand to win, even a little, whether the RAND
proposal goes through or not, since damage is already being done to the W3C's
credibility, for the way the issue seems to have been covered up - there's
no mention of it on the front page of www.w3.org, despite the hundreds of
comments they've been bombarded with over the weekend.
Next thing you know, they'll be just like all the other crappy "standards"
bodies, charging money for copies of standards that you can't implement
without paying money to the feudal overlords in $BIG_COMPANY.
The very concept of "ownership of information" seems to be flawed.
XML is just a LISP with an even more annoying syntax...
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