Re: Why is the W3c so 'closed'? (Christopher R. Maden) writes:

> This is obviously not an official statement, but as an employee of a
> company in the process of joining, and as a former employee of two founding
> companies, my understanding is this: Revenues allow the W3C to fund its
> work.  
This I can accept. 

> Privacy allows large competitive companies to join and participate
> without surrendering strategic advantage.  
This I cannot accept, because the WG must, by definition, have more
competitor participation than public discussion forums.

Received on Wednesday, 24 November 1999 06:08:54 UTC