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patent policy nonsense.

From: Geoffrey King <geoff@sunheartcowfork.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 18:46:23 +1000 (EST)
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Opposed to the use of patented technology in standards ...

... as both an intellectual property creator and consumer!


Free interoperability between the work of different vendors (including
those who do not work for profit) has created the Web.

If the TCP/IP suite had been encumbered by patents, the Internet (as we
now know it) would be in as poor shape as the original vision of MSN.


Knowledge belongs to us all.

Patents are a very philosophically dubious construction at the best of
times. I have argued against them in other fora, and will continue to do
so.

In this case, the usefulness of interoperability far outweighs any
commercial interests.


Do not pander to the profit mongers!


G



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