Subject: Re: Open Software Description (OSD) format
From: Bernard Lang <>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 00:54:27 +0100

On Mon, Feb 28, 2000 at 03:00:30PM -0800, Rich Morin wrote:
> In any case, I sent a note to Arthur van Hoff, asking about the legal
> status of the proposal.  He was encouraging:
>    Anyone is allowed to make use of OSD as far as I
>    know. It is a proposal for an open standard, it
>    would be silly if it were not useable by others.
> but my efforts to get an official response from W3C have been ignored.
> I would love to see W3C become friendlier to the Open Source community;
> anyone have contacts there that might be willing to start a dialog?

I know for a fact that many are friendly to the Open Source community;
  ... but overworked

and remember that the tune is called by those who pay the piper,
whatever the piper's own choice might have been.


PS I'll pass the message

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