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Propposed RAND standand

From: Edward Diehl <diehl@umich.edu>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 18:07:06 -0400
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <01100118070603.20952@ganesh.physics.lsa.umich.edu>
Dear W3C:

I believe that your proposal for RAND standards for the internet is a
very bad idea.  The internet has exploded precisely because it has use
open standards.  As the 21th century "printing press" I think it is
imperative that the internet operate on open, royalty-free standards.
We cannot allow the internet to be controlled by a few large
multinational companies.

                             Edward Diehl
                     Assistant Research Scientist
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