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RE: Royalties

From: Glenn Randers-Pehrson <glennrp@home.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 08:40:44 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.6.32.20011109084044.00dbf100@netmail.home.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
>From: "Daniel Weitzner" <djweitzner@w3.org>
>To: "Anthony" <savaticus@home.net>, <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
>Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 12:38:05 +0100
>Message-ID: <IFECKKDKJFLMDHNGADCBEEDBCDAA.djweitzner@w3.org>
>Subject: RE: Royalties
>
>W3C holds no patents.

W3C is a consortium.  Some members of the consortium hold patents.  Some
of those members would like to use their position in W3C Working Groups to
push their patents or their patents-pending into W3C Recommendations, under
licensing provisions (RAND or opt-out) that will make money for them and
will stifle open-source development.  Some of those same members helped
develop and defend the proposed W3C patent policy.

Glenn
Received on Friday, 9 November 2001 08:44:27 UTC

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