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From: Rob & Joey Knapp <robknapp@nc.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 06:56:45 -0400
Message-ID: <3BB84BED.1090308@nc.rr.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
The "reasonable and non-discriminitory" patent policy is a poor idea. 
While possibly allowing for increased innovation, the poor quality of 
most software patents and the desire of the patent holders for increased 
profits will only clog the system with inferior software.

Further, it present a genuine barrier to entry since start up companies 
and open source programmers will not have access to the funds required 
to purchase licenses for the "standard" patents.  There is only one 
company that can truly afford such a system, and they have never shown 
themselves to be standard friendly.

Thank you for your time,
RobK
Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 06:47:43 GMT

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