So amusing that three of the top five results for him on duckduckgo are Techdirt articles. The other two are the FTC page detailing a complaint regarding a scamming company and a linkedin page. I won't mention what the other links lead to, but no wonder Thomas Goolnik wants his history erased.
I have to agree. The W3C can decree as many standards as it likes, but if general opinion among developers is that it no longer deserves that role, it's standards won't get supported. Who fancies starting the New Open Markup Standards commitee? I think NOMS has a long way to go!
The way I see it, the moment the chemical leaves the pipe, it leaves the company's control, and at that point there's no difference between this and a chemical spill. I don't see any company being able to deny govt. agencies access to the recipe of what they've just poured into a water-course on the basis of 'trade secrets'
What FUD? The story is fact. Are you claiming that under SOPA/PIPA, fewer sites will be found incriminating, and fewer people will be at risk of extradition? If so, why bother? Just cancel the vote and the **AA can go home in a better position !