@fitheach *head desk*
@fitheach If these companies are going to fund the project , won't it become easy for them to puch their propaganda ? Are creates of the project not able to figure that out ?
Any actions/recommendations by Tim Berners-Lee are hardly going to criticise his major backers.
@fitheach sir Tim is acting like the 18 year old boy who is not able to decide if he loves her or want to break up. But most of the time Foss people are help less . They need the capital to build the community.
It is almost as if TBL is doing this to keep himself in the limelight. Not only does he get some money from these companies, but he is seen to be serious because he has the backing of the mega-corps.
I wouldn't disagree with much, if any of it. However, TBL has stated that he doesn't expect organisations to adhere to all the directives. So, that leaves the door wide open. Plus, as I hinted at in my original post, If the major sponsors include the very companies causing much of the Web's problems, then I don't hold out much hope.
Well, except it seems to have been TBL who came up with the idea. He then brought the companies on-board.
@fitheach how do you expect this to happen without participation from the corporates?
Yeah, I also believe in the tooth fairy and Santa Claus.
@fitheach it's important for the employee to understand on which side of the fence their employer stand so that they can act accordingly.
@fitheach Umm, FB, MS and Google? That was easy.
@fitheach there are a lot of problems with it, but the one you're looking for isn't just that these orgs are backing it, but that they're *willing* to back it. If it had any teeth they'd run screaming.
If you drill down into the details of the "contract" that's what you see: a bunch of ambiguous clauses open to broad interpretation at critical points.
Sunday's episode of Silicon Valley is sort of hilariously about the same thing.
TBL on the one hand wants the recognition by the big industry players, as that gives his big idea credence.
However, as you say, their involvement also destroys the likelihood that the Contract will achieve many (all) of its core objectives.
Silicon Valley? Is that a podcast?
@fitheach Silicon Valley is a television series by Mike Judge. Fiction, comedy.
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