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Re: Double standards in restrictions on downloadable fonts

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 19:56:50 +0000 (UTC)
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0712171947540.14160@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 17 Dec 2007, fantasai wrote:
> Note that the W3C Process Document trumps CSSWG policies, so there's a 
> limit to how much you can shift over to the public list. (If that 
> weren't the case, I believe Paul would have announced his materials on 
> www-style.)

On Mon, 17 Dec 2007, Bert Bos wrote:
> Please, don't, Ian. Our policy doesn't tell us to make confidential 
> information public. As the process document says: "Those authorized to 
> access Member-only and Team-only information [...] must not release this 
> information to the general public."

Wow. That's the clearest example of the attitude of secrecy and "process 
over progress" that I've seen in a long time.

There was no confidential information in the mail I sent out. Maybe if you 
didn't spend so much time trying to protect Microsoft, and spent a little 
more time worrying about what would be the best for the Web, the CSS 
working group wouldn't be in such a mess.

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