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Corporations and the Internet: TED talk

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 18:44:34 +0100
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To: process-issues@w3.org, public-process-comments@w3.org, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Ian,

Had you considered Rebecca MacKinnon's TEDGlobal 2011 talk: Consent of  
the Networked?
she raises issues of corporate control of the internet,
and John Naughton also covers similar ground in today's Observer.

These are similar to those I have previously bought to your attention  
as "On being humane" in 2009,
regarding the W3C process, and the lack of accountability to the  
world's citizens;
both in the failure to externally audit W3C progress in meeting its  
professed goals,
and the reliance on corporations to define W3C standards and  
specifications.

Might News Corporation's belated response also help you consider  
whether a timely change in W3C process is due?

There can be little doubt that corporations are creating  
specifications and standards that suit there own purposes,
rather than the common weal.

kind regards

Jonathan Chetwynd
http://www.peepo.com

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2009Mar/0064.html

http://blog.ted.com/2011/07/13/lets-take-back-the-internet-rebecca-mackinnon-on-ted-com/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/17/smartphones-internet-corporate-threat
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