The list of W3C members includes dozens of direct competitors to each other. Over 40% of members voted against this, so surely there are some companies who are on our side.
My goal is not to start a letter-writing and boycott campaign of every W3C member. That would indeed be impossible. My goal is to stop buying products and services from the W3C members who supported this, and start (or keep) buying from W3C members who supported the appeal, and write both of them and tell them why.
It’s still unlikely to cause any company enough financial damage, on its own, to change their position, but along with other bad publicity, it could help. Every journey starts with one step. There’s many companies on the W3C roster which already have a black eye (or two, or ten) from other recent incidents, and they could be looking for some positive PR for a change.
This is essentially a two-party system, and we vote with our dollars. I just don’t know who is in which party. That’s a necessary first step. We’re never going to be able to hold anyone accountable if we don’t even know their position.