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Please don't allow pattented technology into web standards

From: John Fitzpatrick <jfitzpatrick@bevocal.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 09:37:36 -0700
Message-ID: <F73733CC5E11D41189E700D0B74A0C9E0289BB4F@exchange.bevocal.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
The title says it all.  It will cripple your standards and fragment the
industry.  As soon as portions of the standard have pattents attached to
them they become proprietary technology.  Someone outside the standards body
will work around them and splinter the technology.  Agh!

--- John
Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 12:38:22 GMT

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