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Re: The HTMLWG and WHATWG (Was: Default (informal) Style Sheet)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2007 21:17:32 +0300
Message-Id: <6FD06414-DC24-457A-BA7A-C84EC47B7F1A@iki.fi>
Cc: Sierk Bornemann <sierkb@gmx.de>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>

On Apr 5, 2007, at 19:20, Chris Wilson wrote:

> If they are prevented from joining by their companies due to IP  
> concerns, well, then I have to say the Patent Policy is there for  
> exactly this reason - so things like the Apple canvas IP won't  
> prevent the spec from being free to implement.

There's also the case that the employer has agreed to the Patent  
Policy but the job function of the employee doesn't seem to justify  
the nomination to this WG. The effect is that employees of Members  
can't easily lurk here and chime in only when their area of expertise  
is touched. On the WHATWG list, they can.

Just as examples, you can see contributions to the WHATWG list from  
people affiliated with Nokia, Mozilla, Apple and Opera who aren't  
nominated as representatives of those companies to this WG even  
though the companies are participating under the Patent Policy.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Thursday, 5 April 2007 18:17:37 UTC

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