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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: Distributed Authoring group meeting...
Date Mon, 23 Sep 1996 14:53:28 GMT
Robert S. Thau wrote:
> 5) There's actually a fair bit of concern within the group for staying
>    open --- in particular, the main concern expressed about proceeding
>    under the W3C was that a number of people didn't want the W3C's
>    "members-only" nature to exclude people who had something useful to
>    contribute.  Apparently, this is not too much of a problem, as W3C
>    working groups can include non-members, at the working group's own
>    discretion.   (Interestingly, the Microsoft guy was one of the most
>    vocal about this --- make of that what you will).

I can't quite see the compelling reason to support a group that wants to charge
me 50k to join (W3C) instead of an open one (IETF). Also, if it is at the
WGs discretion what stops them from closing the group if they feel it



> rst

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