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Re: [DotGNU] The ECMA working group process

From: Rhys Weatherley
Subject: Re: [DotGNU] The ECMA working group process
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 10:41:26 +1000
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On Sunday 08 February 2004 08:42 am, Fergus Henderson wrote:
> But right now
> all you've got is that they won't share their documents with someone
> who is not a member, and that they work by in-person meetings and
> haven't offered to pay your travel expenses.  Neither of those seems
> especially unreasonable.

Perhaps you (or the ECMA working group members) would care to explain how 
withholding timely information from the community and holding secret meetings 
is supposed to build a better standard than other approaches (e.g. IETF, W3C,, etc) that are based on open mailing lists and the free 
exchange of ideas?

And then perhaps you'd like to explain how such a standards group is 
compatible with GNU's philosophy and ideals?  And then explain why I would 
pay a premium to have my moral's compromised in such a fashion (not to 
mention my pocketbook), playing directly into Microsoft's hands?

Of course I refuse to pay.  Anyone with any shred of Free Software morals 
would.  Becoming part of the problem will not solve the problem.



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