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Re: Do not allow patent bound standards!

From: Daniel Phillips <phillips@bonn-fries.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 21:05:33 +0200
To: <andy@wacollier.com>, <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20011001190538Z16389-2757+2684@humbolt.nl.linux.org>
On September 30, 2001 09:29 pm, Andy Collier wrote:
> 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.

But would you be willing to trust the W3C after this?

> 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

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Daniel
Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 15:05:41 GMT

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