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Re: The Standards Manifesto

From: Arjun Ray <aray@nyct.net>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 04:34:07 +0000
To: www-talk@w3.org
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Aaron Swartz <me@aaronsw.com> wrote:

| I'm fed up.

Blasphemy!  Consider a remedial course in W3C-think.

| The W3C has been taken over by corporations with only selfish interests 
| at heart. 

The W3C is a consortium.  It consists of corporations, and corporations
are generally incorporated to be selfish.

| W3C-style standards bodies clearly aren't working anymore. 

Consortia are not standards bodies except through concerted delusion.

| Perhaps they made sense in the old days of the browser wars, but we're 
| no longer getting innovation from Working Groups

There's plenty of innovation, for lack of a better word.  The issue is
whether it's the right kind.  But this can't - and shouldn't - occur to
anyone who starts with the premise that the W3C speaks for a wider
community.  If you want that, you'll simply have to believe it.  Despite
the facts.

Because some will find your lack of faith disturbing.
Received on Thursday, 23 May 2002 00:34:05 GMT

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