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Please keep ALL standards free of RAND patents

From: Daniel Upper <upper@peak.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:02:35 -0700
Message-Id: <200110010502.WAA05456@midgard.peak.org>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

Software which uses RAND-licensed technology is software which can be
developed and distributed only by commercial enterprises.  At present, a
substantial body of software is being developed by individuals.  To
promulgate a standard which can only be implemented using RAND-licensed
technology is to declare that this mode of software development has no
value.  I urge you not to do so.

Daniel Upper
Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 01:02:37 UTC

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