So much for an independant body

It is my understanding that the W3C was an independent standards body?  How 
is it that big companies are now influencing the W3C so much?  I can't 
believe that introducing these patents will in ANY way benefit an open 

To even consider giving these companies such power is shameful and, in my 
opinion, entirely against the founding reasons for the W3C's existence.

Neil Watson
Network Administrator

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 13:35:56 UTC