Friday, 22 April 2005

Proprietary standards grow online

I think the author is right to be concerned; Microsoft is not the only monopolistic vendor out there. Essentially, I think the argument stems from ensuring that the medium of communication (be it a program controlling layout or a means of ensuring that a vaste readership can access information) should always be controlled by those who can gain the least profit from it (W3C) and not single vendors who, for the moment, provide the viewers of the products for free.
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