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reject using patents as basis of any W3C standard

From: Nelson Frolund <n.frolund@qmi.asn.au>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 18:02:05 +1000
Message-ID: <3BB9747D.56168AFE@qmi.asn.au>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Please reject the use of patents as basis of any W3C

From http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/FAQ.html:
> Q: Is it true that you have had mixed emotions about,
> if I may, not cashing in on the Web?
> Not really.  It was simply that had the technology been
> proprietary, and in my total control, it would probably
> not have taken off.  The decision to make the Web an open
> system was necessary for it to be universal.  You can't
> propose that something be a universal space and at the
> same time keep control of it.

Nelson Frolund
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