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Life must go on...

From: Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer <schnitz@mozquito.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 15:04:27 +0200
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Dear Friends and fellow Humans,

the recent events make it hard to continue our
daily businesses. After many moments of sadness
shock, anger and hatred, we must realize that the 
discontinuation of our efforts towards creating an 
open, liberal and unselfish world would give those 
cowards exactly what they wanted.

The W3C is a manifestation of the world those 
cowards wanted to destroy. The W3C is an 
international forum where the entire IT industry
meets to collectively work together to improve
the state of the world for all of us. The mission
and spirit Tim Berners-Lee gave to all of us, to 
lead the Web to its full potential, never has been
more true and important than today. The Web and XML 
are the products of this spirit, a manifestation of 
these core values of liberty and freedom melted into 
software.

What the World Trade Center is for international
trade and commerce, the W3C is for the IT industry,
fueling international trade and commerce.

That is why we must continue to build the XML 
cathedral. It is our responsibility to create the
technical infrastructure, the wiring and plumbing
of a globalized, liberal and peaceful world. The
world needs us, now more than ever. This gives us
the strength to continue our mission and to lead 
the World Wide Web to its full potential.

God bless you,

Sebastian Schnitzenbaumer
Received on Friday, 14 September 2001 09:04:58 GMT

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