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Re: Royalty-based standards

From: Ross Golder <ross@golder.org>
Date: 02 Oct 2001 09:40:17 +0100
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <1002012017.21317.39.camel@homer.nildram.co.uk>
No way.

If the W3C starts requiring that I pay to use their technology, I'd seek
alternatives. I'd prefer to see the IETF take over the ratification of
new web standards.

I notice that the original proposal was formed by Apple, Microsoft and
HP, large commercial organisations who can smell money a mile off, and
who have been known to pervert everything in their path to get it.

Let's keep with the community spirit. I see from the list archives that
this seems to be the overwhelming opinion. Still, in this day and age,
it wouldn't surprise me if even the W3C, who I've come to tout as the
saviour of the web, sold out and destroyed it.

Just my tuppence.

Received on Tuesday, 2 October 2001 04:40:20 UTC

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