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w3c standards and patents

From: josh hoblitt <jhoblitt@mysun.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 18:31:04 -0700
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <9e096b98.6b989e09@mysun.com>
I believe that allow private corporations to hold patents on w3c would
harm the free exchange of information on the internet.  Not only the
exchange of information by free software that impliments w3c standards. 
In addition to harming the free use it will undermine w3c abilities to
determines standards.  If browser makers are required to pay on bogus
software patents then they will simply break the standard to avoid the
software patents.  Without standards for interoperability the net will
slowly crumble.  Please reconsider removing the present requirements.


-Joshua Hoblitt

Received on Monday, 1 October 2001 21:41:39 UTC

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