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Re: Codecs for <video> and <audio>

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 16:44:42 -0700
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <4F60CFC2-4325-42D9-A8A2-06898A29E238@apple.com>
To: "Nikunj R. Mehta" <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>

On Jul 8, 2009, at 4:30 PM, Nikunj R. Mehta wrote:

> On Jul 8, 2009, at 1:27 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>
>>
>> On Jul 8, 2009, at 11:53 AM, Nikunj R. Mehta wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Last time I checked, W3C was supported by public funding.
>>
>> Actually, the W3C is a consortium funded by membership fees.
>
> I am aware that membership fees pay for a substantial portion of  
> W3C's expenses, but it is well documented that W3C accepts funds  
> from non-members as well as public grants. Moreover, "members"  
> includes a variety of tax-payer funded institutions and hence  
> encompasses more than browser vendors.
>
> You may disagree, but IMHO, we carry a responsibility towards the  
> general public as stewards of HTML.

I agree that the W3C has a responsibility of stewardship on behalf of  
the public, not just its Member organizations and hosts. This is clear  
based on the W3C's mission statement: <http://www.w3.org/Consortium/>.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 23:45:23 UTC

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