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Re: Procedural problem

From: Daniel J. Weitzner <djweitzner@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 10:21:28 -0400
Message-ID: <0ca601c14a84$5c7d2b50$b07ba8c0@bayt>
To: "Sean Crist" <kurisuto@unagi.cis.upenn.edu>, <w3t-pr@w3.org>, <janet@w3.org>, <ijacobs@w3.org>, <mcf@w3.org>, <site-comments@w3.org>, <jfa@w3.org>, <jbrewer@w3.org>
Thanks for you comment. Consider your request to extend the comment period
received. We should have word on this in the next few days.

Thanks,

Danny Weitzner
W3C Patent Policy WG Chair

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sean Crist" <kurisuto@unagi.cis.upenn.edu>
To: <w3t-pr@w3.org>; <janet@w3.org>; <ijacobs@w3.org>; <mcf@w3.org>;
<site-comments@w3.org>; <jfa@w3.org>; <jbrewer@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 8:59 AM
Subject: Procedural problem


>
> Hello,
>
> Please forgive me for sending this message to so many addresses; it was
> not obvious from the W3C web page who I should contact.
>
> I am writing to request that there be an extension in the period for
> public comment on a possible change in W3C's policy regarding patents.
> The last day for comments was yesterday, but the matter appears to have
> hit the media only in the last two or three days, judging from the sudden
> burst of activity related to this topic on sites such as slashdot.org and
> linuxtoday.com.
>
> I am sure that many individuals, such as myself, have very strong feelings
> on the matter and would like an opportunity to comment now that the matter
> has become publicly known.  There are enough of us who are opposed on
> moral grounds to software patents that for W3C to embrace patents could
> well lead to the formation of a rival standards body; this would
> obviously be in nobody's best interest.  The matter is likely to be
> inflamed if there is a general public perception that the matter was not
> made generally known until the period for comment had nearly expired.
>
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