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Re: W3C should drop bespoke licenses, adopt CC0 + OWFa instead (was Re: HTML License Options for Discussion)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 19:43:02 +0200
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>, PSIG Group <member-psig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110401194302642548.1bff644f@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Aryeh Gregor, Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:04:57 -0400:
> 
> The only way to guarantee that the W3C is as good a place to develop
> standards as possible is to establish open competition and allow other
> venues to provide innovative advantages in developing standards, even
> if those standards were started at the W3C.  That is the only policy
> that will advance open web standards as much as they can be advanced
> -- even if that's sometimes at the expense of the W3C.  The W3C's goal
> needs to be to advance web standards, not to advance itself.  Trying
> to prevent forking is unmistakably a policy designed to advance the
> interests of the W3C, not the web.

Another way to ensure comptetition is to ensure that anyone can enter 
the W3C space and start to write _their_ spec there.

Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Friday, 1 April 2011 17:43:40 GMT

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