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Re: Smart people write about packaging

From: Baldur Bjarnason <baldur@rebus.foundation>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 16:16:29 -0400
Cc: W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>
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To: Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>
Hi Dave,

Thanks for these two links.

I find both arguments very compelling. And I have to say that after having originally been very much in favour of Web Packaging as a standard I have come around to Mozilla’s position. Web Packages look like a vehicle for furthering the power and hold that aggregators like Google have over the web and the damage that would cause is very likely to far outweigh the potential benefits.

- best
- Baldur Bjarnason

> On 28 May 2019, at 15:44, Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi PWGers,
> As we discuss packaging in our small corner of the world, I think it's useful to know something of what the larger web world is saying about packaging. We would do well to understand that packaging is not just a technology, but helps determine what is possible socially and economically. 
> Enjoy!
> [1] Andrew Betts on portals, packaging, and amp:
> https://trib.tv/2019/05/28/cake-or-death-amp-and-the-worrying-power-dynamics-of-the-web/
> [2] Mozilla on packaging (written as a position paper for the upcoming IAB workshop):
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ha00dSGKmjoEh2mRiG8FIA5sJ1KihTuZe-AXX1r8P-8/edit
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