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Do not allow patent bound standards!

From: Andy Collier <andy@wacollier.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 13:29:57 -0600
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c14a93$29fae140$0200a8c0@andywin2k>
This would kill the open software movement, allow proprietary companies to
"corner" technology markets, and generally be unfair for the necessary free
and wide usage that a "standard" entails.

The only exception is if the company holding the patent assigns all right to
the WC3.

Nothing else will suffice to preserve intellectual freedom and the ability
for standards to be open to all for implementation.

regards,

Winston A. Collier
Consultant
Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 12:05:19 GMT

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