William Ballard wrote:
What makes you think you'll be any more successful than when the Unix Consortium tried to do the same thing for Unix?The members considered that they had proprietary value at the level at which they were collaborating. We conclusively do not, because of the Open Source nature of the software.
About the worst occurrance in the entire saga was the day that the X Consortium got together and decided that there would be no canonical X widget set, so that they could all differentiate from each other at that level. So, everyone had to turn to Microsoft to provide a canonical widget set on top of other manufacturer's hardware, and MS ate the X consortium's lunch.
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