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Help me understand something...

From: Ron McKown <rmckown@envenergy.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 11:01:35 -0700
Message-ID: <3BB8AF7F.9040003@envenergy.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Ok, please help me understand.  basically, the W3C is put into place to
better serve the public interest.  PUBLIC INTEREST, not corporate

here's a blurb from the W3C's own web page:
"   1.  Interoperability: Specifications for the Web's languages and
protocols must be compatible with one another and allow (any) hardware and
software used to access the Web to work together. "

Whoops, looks like that will be one change that will need to be made.

If the W3C is supporting the public interest, then why is the W3C PPWG
created solely by big corporations?  Companies like Microsoft, AT&T,
Hewlett-Packard, Sun?  
This would be similar to America having the English write our Declaration
of Independance after our victory.  Come on W3C!

why hasn't members from the EFF or
FSF been included?  Why are you letting money dominate this decision for
Christ sake?

maybe I should build a log cabin in British Columbia.  i'm just too tired
of corporate takeover, big business, greed, greed and greed.

Ron McKown
Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 14:02:23 UTC

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