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Patent Policy

From: Tim O'Reilly <tim@oreilly.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 17:21:26 -0700
Message-ID: <3BB90886.FE6814A4@oreilly.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
I just learned of the proposal that you have made to allow patents as
part of your standards process.  As an early booster of what was once
the open web, I am appalled by this proposal.  Software patents are
undermining everything that the web (and the W3C) once stood for. 
Please do not go forward with this proposal!

Tim O'Reilly @ O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
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