Re: Microsoft's responce to XML.com article
Lee Anne Phillips <leeanne@l...> writes: > With all respect, I think the lack of resources are the fault of the > W3C membership policies, which seem designed to strongly discourage > individuals and small organizations and businesses from > participating in the process. US$5000 for an Affiliate Membership > is beyond the reach of most of us and of many small businesses since > that's in addition to the value of the time spent on the process > itself. Actually, the W3C XML Activity actively recruits invited experts who do not work for member companies, including Tim Bray, the person you're replying to, though I agree that's not the same as a real open process. That said, I think the biggest problem for small companies isn't the $5K/year membership fee (though that's bad enough) but the $50K-$100K++/year of lost work time and travel costs even just to allow one competent engineer to participate. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.com/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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