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"Standards" driven by profit? Sounds proprietary to me!

From: Jesse W. Asher <jasher1@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:36:00 -0400
Message-ID: <3BBCC830.4040501@tampabay.rr.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

If the determination is made that this is the direction that W3C wants 
to go, then it will no longer be a standards body driven by the needs of 
everyone but rather a profit generating facility driven by companies 
seeking to make money.  That's not what standards are supposed to be 
about - they are beneficial because they overcome that profit motive and 
encourage cooperation for the good of us all.  

The incredible tool called the Internet that we now use for almost 
everything would not have been possible without such an open attitude. 
 There is no reason to change it and if it is changed, then the W3C will 
be replaced with another organization that can accomplish the goal of 
looking out for everyone.

Jesse W. Asher
Virtual Avalon, Inc.

"Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature...  Life
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