Mon, 1 Oct 2001 11:48:18 +1000 (EST)
I just came across...
Community: W3C and the Promotion of
Fee-based Standards for the Web
This is a substantial shift in the philosophical direction of the
W3C and should be of extreme concern to anyone who values being
able to implement W3C standards in a royalty-free manner. In
particular this has profound implications for the support and
implementation of future W3C standards by the free software
community. It is to extinguish free software development and
deployment in the areas where the payment of royalties is required.
Can anyone comment on this? I had not heard about this before...
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